Brooks Koepka had surgery on his right knee earlier this week and is undecided if he will compete in the Masters in two weeks, he confirmed to Golfweek on Sunday night.
The world No. 12 has been benched since March 7, the day he announced his withdrawal from the Players Championship with what he described as a sprain suffered while with his family in Florida. Koepka offered a little more detail about the injury to Golfweek, writing in a text message that he suffered “a right knee cap dislocation and ligament damage.”
The surgery took place on Tuesday, March 16, in California. He is currently undergoing physical therapy on the West Coast as part of his recovery.
Asked how long the surgery lasted, Koepka replied: “Not sure. I was asleep.”
The first round of the Masters is just 18 days away, but Koepka admitted that a final decision on whether he will compete could be out of his hands.
“Whatever my body says, I’m going to listen,” he wrote.
The four-time major winner finished T7 at Augusta National in November and was T2 in 2019.
The right knee issue is the latest frustration for the 30-year-old, coming after a left knee injury sustained while slipping at the CJ Cup in South Korea in 2019. Compensating for that ailment led to a labrum injury in his left hip. More recently, he complained of stiffness in his neck.
Koepka won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February, his eighth victory on the PGA Tour, and tied for second in the WGC-Workday Championship. He has not competed since.
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