(Reuters) – Four-times main champion Brooks Koepka mentioned on Sunday he feels he can win the Masters regardless of present process surgery on his proper knee lower than three weeks in the past.
Koepka dislocated his kneecap and sustained ligament injury early final month and had an operation on March 16.
“If I knew I was going to finish second, I wouldn’t have shown up,” Koepka instructed reporters at Augusta National, the place he bought some follow in forward of the key. “I feel I can win. I’ll play … I’ll be all right.”
The 30-year-old former world No. 1, who has struggled with left knee and hip points up to now, mentioned he was again hitting balls solely seven days after surgery.
He was final in motion at the World Golf Championships occasion in Florida on Feb. 28 the place he completed tied for second. He then missed the Players Championship and Honda Classic earlier than having surgery in California.
“The goal was to play Augusta and so we were going to see if we could play … A couple of bad days or anything like that it could set you back quite a while,” Koepka mentioned.
“It’s been seven-plus hours every day in rehab. Between getting my neck straightened away and the knee… I’m going to be living on the (rehab) table, making sure I can get comfortable and so it feels good.”
The Masters begins on Thursday.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)