4-time major champion undergoes recent operation in California, Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch reports, and might miss Masters in April
Reported: That Brooks Koepka underwent surgery on his right knee Tuesday and is uncertain whether he will compete in the Masters in two weeks, according to Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch. The surgery took place in California, and Koepka, a lifelong Florida resident, is recuperating on the West Coast, according to the report. In a text message to Lynch, Koepka wrote that he incurred “a right knee cap dislocation and ligament damage” and is undergoing physical therapy, with no timeline for recovery. “Whatever my body says, I’m going to listen,” he wrote, according to the report. Koepka, 30, a four-time major champion, injured his left knee in 2019 and, in compensating for the ailment, subsequently hurt his left hip. He has not competed since Feb. 28, when he tied for second in the WGC Workday Championship. One week later, he withdrew from the Players Championship. He is ranked No. 12 in the world after having won the Phoenix Open earlier this season for his eighth victory on the PGA Tour. Koepka tied for seventh in the 2020 Masters in November, and he tied for second at Augusta National in 2019.
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