Brooks Koepka on His Nagging Knee Injury: “Nothing is Improved”

Brooks Koepka in 2018. Photo by Mark Newcombe/REX/Shutterstock

The return to golf after the pandemic hasn’t been going particularly well for 2018’s PGA Tour Player of the Year Brooks Koepka. This was especially the case over the weekend, with Koepka finishing a disappointing 2020 Memorial Tournament campaign on 62nd place.

As it turns out, one of the reasons for Koepka’s struggles was that he’s still dealing with a nagging knee injury that caused him to miss the last three months of 2019. The 30-year-old golfer underwent an MRI over the weekend and the test revealed no improvement since October.

“Just wanted to check on it, see where it’s at,” said Koepka. “We got the results right after Korea, and then we just wanted to check, and nothing is improved. It’s still the same. So we’ll figure it out when we’re done.”

Koepka’s final round at Memorial led him to have the second-worst 18-hole score since turning pro.

Despite poor performances in 2020, Brooks Koepka still intends to play several tournaments in the next three weeks including the PGA Championship.

“You’ve got to play your way into it,” he added Koepka. “When you don’t have the results you want, you’ve got to go out here and find it.”

Since 2017, Koepka won two U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. He was also second at Masters Tournament and tied for fourth at The Open Championship in 2019.