We virtually forgot about it, but it surely’s there, Brooks Koepka. And in nice form. Spent this yr from first to twelfth place in the world, the fault of a hip and a knee that has been creaking since the fall of 2019, the quadruple Grand Slam winner recalled the reminiscence of the bookies final weekend in Texas, signing a pair of 65s to complete fifth at the Houston Open.
Rested in August for therapy, then reinvigorated by two months of remedy in San Diego, “BK” will pitch the tee Thursday in Augusta for his fifth profession Masters. In a lot better situation than anticipated: “This yr was not likely nice, Koepka will say Tuesday. I might have appreciated to do like the earlier seasons, the place I performed the win virtually each weekend, particularly in Grand Slam. Simply, my physique didn’t give me the chance. And right here I’m, in nice form, hitting the ball nicely and with a good placing. It was laborious, however these two months of labor repay. “
On his last 22 major, Brooks Koepka has ten top 5, for four victories. An unmatched figure.
The American will try this week to continue his fine line of progression on the Georgian major. Ranked 33rd in 2015, 21st the following year and 11th in 2017 (absent in 2018, injured wrist), the Floridian fell short of Tiger Woods last year, finishing in second place alongside Xander Sc Chaudele and Dustin Johnson. ” I have never had a lot alternative to speak about it once more with Tiger. He beat me final yr at Augusta, however he completed 2nd behind me at Bellerive (USPGA 2018, editor’s notice). As he advised me final yr when he got here off the final inexperienced, it is throughout the place between us. “
It doesn’t matter that Bryson DeChambeau uses a 48 inch driver. I do what I have to do in my corner. I only care about my game and with that I try to win.
To forget this fatal double-bogey at 12 which cost him a good part of his chances at the 2019 Masters, Koepka will count on the experience of the place. ” Over the years, I’ve acquired some data of the course. Above all, I do know the place to overlook. It’s simply a query of expertise to build up, like on the second shot of gap 13. It’s not all about distance and getting fifty meters from the inexperienced, like on a basic course. It is above all the angle of assault that we give ourselves (to the flag) that issues. “
On a softer ground than usual, his range of ball could be an ideal weapon, to then go to challenge the still perilous greens of Augusta National. Enough to get him out of the challengers zone to once again become the favorite he was at every Grand Slam in 2018 and 2019? ” These tales of favorites or not, it is your factor (media), Koepka will finish with a shrug. It would not matter who does what or whether or not Bryson DeChambeau makes use of a 48 inch driver. I do what I’ve to do in my nook. I solely care about my sport and with that I attempt to win. “