AUGUSTA, Ga. – At 1 / 4 previous three, Brooks Koepka sauntered onto the follow floor Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club.
Whether he walks to the primary tee for the primary spherical of the Masters isn’t assured.
The former world No. 1 and four-time main champion didn’t look the more severe for put on 19 days after having surgery on his right knee as he hit 47 golf balls on the stainless driving vary alongside Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Brian Gay.
He then hit 33 putts earlier than going out for an abbreviated follow spherical with Hovland, the plan being the 2 would play holes 1, 2, 8 and 9.
“All good,” Koepka stated as he walked to the registration heart. “(I’m) all right.”
Koepka, who has missed enjoying time resulting from accidents to his ankle in 2016, wrist in 2018 and left knee in 2020, suffered ligament injury and dislocated his proper kneecap in a fall in early March. He had surgery in California on March 16 and did rehab within the Golden State.
Take a look at Brooks Koepka’s injuries through the years
Koepka final performed when he tied for second within the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession at the top of February. Koepka handled a stiff neck throughout the match. The world No. 12 received his eighth PGA Tour title the primary week of February within the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Koepka missed the 2018 Masters due to a wrist harm. He completed in a tie for second – one shot behind Tiger Woods – in 2019 and tied for seventh within the November Masters in 2020.
Koepka missed the 2020 U.S. Open due to accidents to his left leg. Koepka received the U.S. Open 2017 and 2018 and completed runner-up in 2019.
He received the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019.
In a textual content to Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch following his surgery to his proper knee, Koepka stated he didn’t know when he’d make his subsequent begin, writing: “Whatever my body says, I’m going to listen.”
After his surgery in March, Koepka posted images to his Twitter and Instagram accounts displaying he was utilizing crutches and his proper knee was bandaged. The caption learn: “Only 1 way to go from here,” with an arrow pointing up.