Koepka handed injury boost

30 July 2020 18:53:30 GMTPlus10

Brooks Koepka issued a positive injury bulletin as he gets ready to defend his WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational title at TPC Southwind.

Koepka loves the layout of Southwind in Memphis but his victory last year was also the last time he won a tournament, which was the seventh PGA crown of his career.

It's been a tough time for Koepka since due to injury with the former world number one dominating the Majors scene at one stage during a golden period between 2017-2019.

Koepka won and then defended the PGA Championship and US Open and was also tied for second at the Masters and finished in the each-way money at the Open too.

However, Koepka suffered a knee injury last October and has struggled to find his best form since the return to action with just one top-ten finish - at the RBC Heritage in June.

Koepka, down to sixth in the world rankings, has missed two of the last three cuts and was way down the field in the other with a finish of 62nd in the Memorial.

His backers will be hoping a return to Memphis will get a fine tune out of Koepka and the man himself is bullish despite failing to make the weekend at the 3M Open last week.

Koepka told reporters: "I feel like I'm getting better and better every day.

"Last week I saw signs of it, made some adjustments this weekend as far as just seeing how scared I was to get on my left side.

"You can battle through it all the time, but still, pain will make you adjust really quickly, and just seeing where I was made a few adjustments in my setup just to kind of help ease it."

Defending champion Koepka is 29.00 to win Fed EX St Jude Invitational. Jon Rahm is 11.00 and Rory McIlroy is currently available at 11.00.

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