Brooks Koepka says there should be "NO EXCUSES" now he is injury-free

Brooks Koepka returns to the PGA Tour for the American Express this week and he aims to win "a couple" of majors in 2021.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021
Brooks Koepka says there should be "NO EXCUSES" now he is injury-free

Brooks Koepka says there are "no excuses now" as he returns to the PGA Tour this week after recovering from injuries that ruined his 2020 season.

The four-time major winner spoke to the media ahead of the American Express in Palm Desert this week where he said he feels fit and healthy after undergoing his final treatment on his left knee two weeks ago.

"It's basically fully healed," said Koepka.

Last year, Koepka pulled out of the FedExCup play-offs due to a hip injury, which the 30-year-old says was connected with his knee problems.

"The hip was because of the knee," he said. "It's all a chain, so it goes up or down, I was going to have ankle issues or hip issues, just adjusting for the knee, and it was the hip. 

"So everything's fine. I feel good, there should be no excuses now."

Koepka spent the Christmas break at home in Florida before heading off to California for a final platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy treatment on his knee, where doctors are said to have found no further career-threatening damage.

"They did an ultrasound on it,” said Koepka, who has slipped to 12th in the world rankings. "Said there's barely any tear on it, so there's a lot of progress, came a long way, a lot of hard work, but just excited where it's probably the best I felt maybe since 2018."

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Koepka is playing back-to-back events on the PGA Tour to get 2021 underway, where he will compete at next week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Feeling completely injury-free for the first time in a year means that Koepka can now get the best out of his practice sessions, something he hopes will lead him back to the road to success.

"Just want to see where I'm at in the beginning part of this year. Because I feel good – my game, I'm starting to see better results in practicing, can practice longer, can practice a little bit harder, everything's starting to come around back to where it's what I'm used to."

Asked about his goals for 2021, Koepka made it clear that he aims to be back on top: "A couple wins and a couple majors."

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