Koepka hobbled, but plans to fight through at the Masters

Koepka hobbled, but plans to fight through at the Masters
Brooks Koepka smiles on the range before a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Source: David J. Phillip)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Brooks Koepka is swinging the club fine, a good sign going into the Masters.

Getting to the ball for those swings is the problem. Less than a month removed from a March 16 surgery following a fall that left him with a dislocated right kneecap and damaged ligament, Koepka is at Augusta National.

The course isn’t exactly flat and definitely isn’t one of the easier walks in golf.

Koepka has been to the Masters five previous times, making the cut in each. The four-time major champion finished tied for second in 2019 and tied for seventh in November.

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