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US Open: Koepka passes his turn

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 10, 2020
No US Open for Brooks Koepka (30). Winner of the competition twice, in 2017 and 2018, the American passed very close to the treble last year (he had finished second behind his compatriot Gary Woodland, only three strokes behind the winner) will shine this time by his absence. While he would once again have been a top favorite this year on the green in Mamaroneck, New York, the Floridian announced Thursday his package on social networks, confirming in passing that he was still not recovered from his injuries. “Unfortunately, I decided not to participate in the US Open. I can’t wait to regain my health and become 100% competitive again very soon, ”posted Koepka, diminished since the start of the season by pain in his hip (the person concerned had consulted a physiotherapist during the last PGA Championship) as well as to the left knee (an injury that dates since this summer).

Koepka back for the Masters?

Persistent injuries which had already forced the golfer only 104th in the final FedEx Cup standings this season to also give up the Tour Championship last weekend in Atlanta (Georgia). The former world number 1, who has four major successes to his list (the US Open, twice, therefore, but also the PGA Championship, again twice), could however make a comeback in competition at the Masters. Originally scheduled for April 9 to 12, Augusta’s traditional meeting had in fact been postponed to November due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last edition saw Koepka finish tied for second with his two compatriots Dustin Johnson and Xander Sc Chaudele, one length behind the winner, the legendary American Tiger Woods.

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