Brooks Koepka likely OUT The Masters, admits Rory McIlroy's putting coach

Brooks Koepka's PGA Tour season in jeopardy as a result of latest injury setback.

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Tue, 23 Mar 2021
Brooks Koepka likely OUT The Masters, admits Rory McIlroy's putting coach

Brooks Koepka said just a couple of days ago that he was unsure whether he would be fit for The Masters and now Brad Faxon has revealed he has heard rumours that the four-time major winner is out for an extended period of time.

Koepka recently told Golfweek that he would listen to his body when it came to making a decision over teeing it up at Augusta next month, but according to Faxon - who has won eight times on the PGA Tour and is now Rory McIlroy's putting coach - Koepka has absolutely no chance of playing in The Masters.

Appearing on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, Faxon was asked when he thinks we will see Koepka return from his latest setback, after he underwent surgery on his right knee, just months after fully recovering from long-term issues with his left knee.

"I think that's a really tough question to answer," said Faxon. "There was rumours around here, the Honda Classic last week where I live, I was on the range with caddies and talking and I have instructor friends, I think this injury is way more serious than Koepka's letting on.

"I've heard rumours he's out for six to eight months. So I don't think The Masters has a chance.

"I'm not saying I want that to happen for Brooks in any reason. We need him on the tour. He's a hell of a player, but I think he's going to battle this one.

"PCL's a tough injury to get over. Couple that with the other parts of the knee that got injured and we may not know the true story, but I know we're pulling for him."

It's certainly a strange one, as if Koepka knows he is facing months out of action, you would think he would have told the world himself, as there is no reason for him to delay the news breaking if he is facing such an extended period of time out of action.

If the rumours are true it would be a huge blow for Koepka, who started to look back to his best in recent months, ending his winless run with a victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.



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