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The Masters: Brooks Koepka to play through pain barrier at Augusta National with knee still broken |  Golf news


Walking downhill and bending over is a problem for Brooks Koepka due to a broken knee, but he insists “everything should be fine” for The Masters; watch The Masters live on Sky Sports The Masters from 2 p.m. Thursday

Last updated: 06/04/21 22:31 pm



The Masters: Brooks Koepka to play through pain barrier at Augusta National with knee still broken |  Golf news







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Brooks Koepka reveals how he feels after recent knee surgery and explains how he faces Augusta National differently for this year’s competition.

Brooks Koepka reveals how he feels after recent knee surgery and explains how he faces Augusta National differently for this year’s competition.

Brooks Koepka has revealed he will star in The Masters with his knee still broken.

The 30-year-old American underwent surgery on March 16 to repair a dislocation and ligament injury in his right knee, but appeared at Augusta National on Sunday to the surprise of many observers.

World No.11 Koepka continued to train on the course on Tuesday when he revealed he would challenge the pain barrier to compete with a fitted internal brace shape and his still broken knee.

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Pete Cowen, coach of players like Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy, explains why he didn’t expect the four-time major champion to be ready to play at the Masters.

Pete Cowen, coach of players like Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy, explains why he didn’t expect the four-time major champion to be ready to play at the Masters.

“There is like an internal reinforcement that they put there, where the screw is,” he said. “I don’t even know if it’s a screw. I don’t even know exactly what it is. It’s probably the most sensitive part of the knee, the kneecap. They must have put it there just because it was. she’s still broken. “

Koepka admits he has trouble descending around the hilly course, as does bending over to pick up his ball.

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He added: “He [walking downhill] puts all the pressure on the kneecap. It will hurt downhill.

“I can’t bend down. My knee isn’t right. I mean, that’s the biggest stress you’re going to have on your kneecap. I don’t have much movement in my knee.

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“In the prone position I can bring it up to about 90 degrees and that’s about it. But on the way down it’s going to look funny, I know that. But what are you going to do? “

Koepka is scheduled to start at 10:06 am Thursday in the first round, which likely means an early start for him to undergo physiotherapy first.

“It took about three hours this morning just to get there, and I didn’t finish until around 12:30 pm last night,” he said.

“I told everyone, the whole rehabilitation process is entirely mental. Two days after trying to ride a bike you know your knee can actually do it, it’s just if you allow it.

The Masters: Brooks Koepka to play through pain barrier at Augusta National with knee still broken |  Golf news

Koepka says he ‘plays well’ despite his knee problem

“All of your brain’s connectors to everything, so you just have to push yourself, and it’s painful sometimes. The rehabilitation has been intense, but I’m fine.

Four-time major winner Koepka, who won the Phoenix Open in February, has finished in the top 10 of the last two Masters and, despite his knee problems, he insists he is happy with the condition of his game.

He said, “The game feels good. The game is good. Playing well. I like the way I swing it. Everything should be okay.”

The Masters: Brooks Koepka to play through pain barrier at Augusta National with knee still broken |  Golf news

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