Two-time winner Brooks Koepka to overlook U.S. Open amid continuing injury problems


Brooks Koepka, that has been hampered by a knee issue for the greater portion of a year, derived from next week’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot, screaming,”I am excited about becoming healthy and competing at 100% very soon.”

Koepka has won 2 of the previous three U.S. Opens and finished second to Gary Woodland last year in Pebble Beach.

Last month, Koepka was trying to become the first player since Walter Hagen at the 1920s to win three consecutive PGA Championships, but he dropped out of contention with a final-round 74 in Harding Park.

Koepka missed the cut the next week in the Wyndham Championship then hauled in the very first FedEx Cup playoff event, the Northern Trust, finishing his 2019-20 season.

He’s fallen to No. 8 on earth after starting 2020 at the top place. The four-time significant winner had a stem cell procedure on his knee following a year’s Tour Championship then aggravated the injury in a tournament in South Korea in October. He did not play again until January, and it has mostly been a battle since.

Koepka finished seventh in the RBC Heritage following the PGA Tour’s restart and tied for second in early August in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He was only two shots from the lead heading into the last round of the PGA Championship before falling to a tie for 29th.

“My golf swing’s nice,” Koepka stated after missing the cut in the Wyndham. “If I could do it, then yes, everything’s alright.”

However, Koepka has also whined about attempting for his left side in his own hands, and throughout the next round of the PGA Championship, he three times had a coach help with his stylish.

“It just locked up, cramped,” Koepka explained. “I could not do anything with it”

Paul Waring will substitute Koepka according to his Official World Golf Ranking at Aug. 23.

The U.S. Open starts Sept. 17 after being rescheduled from June on account of this coronavirus pandemic. The United States Golf Association has yet to declare another to shoot Koepka’s location within the area of 144.


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