Brooks Koepka has overcome the fears of his injury at the US PGA championship. During the game Koepka was seen lying flat in his back, which gives indication that he is not feeling well. Furthermore, several scenes of physiotherapy treatment also raised fears for his ability to compete in this major tournament.
Brooks Koepka said, “It was my hip. Fine, I woke up this morning, it was tight, and worked out and it got even tighter and then we loosened it up. It was a little tight when I was hitting balls on the range but it’s nothing to be worried about. We’ll loosen it up again and it will be a lot better.”
“I’m pretty happy. I felt like I probably could be 10 under right now. I hit a lot of good putts that just didn’t go in. A couple of them, if I just hit them, they’re in. I’m driving it pretty well. Iron play, I’m pretty pleased with. You know, I like where I’m at,” he added.
Rory Mcllroy said, “Once Tiger and I got our tee shots off 18, I just gave him a look like, phew, glad that’s almost done,” McIlroy said. “It was tough out there.”
Fleetwood said, “Experience? You can’t buy it. I’ve been lucky enough to have some of that and hopefully it stands me in good stead moving forward.”
“I’m the same person. I’ve got a little bit more experience. If you look at it, was I playing better at Shinnecock? Maybe. But that might only be because I’ve only played two weeks since coming back,” he added.
“I think you assess the situation week in, week out at the moment and see how everybody feels. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer to what anybody does. What I did was I knew whenever I did come over to the States there was a two-week quarantine and I knew I was going to spend a long stretch,” he continued.