(Reuters) – Brooks Koepka said he feels “like a new person” after using the PGA Tour’s three-month break to get his left knee healthy and he now has his sights set on taking the world number one spot back from Rory McIlroy.
FILE PHOTO: Jun 9, 2020; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Brooks Koepka smiles on the putting green during a practice round for the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo
The 30-year-old American struggled in the first five events he played this year before the coronavirus pandemic forced the tour to suspend its season.
“I got lucky. It was definitely beneficial for me,” Koepka told reporters on the eve of the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club.
“I was able to kind of reassess where I was at and get the knee stronger,” he said of the injury, which forced him to withdraw from last year’s Presidents Cup.
“The knee is back. It’s a…
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