Published: 14:48 | 6/4/21

Koepka confident as he returns from surgery


American Brooks Koepka believes he can win this year's Masters despite undergoing knee surgery just three weeks ago.

The four-time major winner is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated kneecap and ligament damage following a domestic accident last month.

Despite that, however, he was back hitting balls seven days after his operation and is confident he can add green jacket to his double US Open and USPGA triumphs.

Speaking ahead of the tournament which starts on Thursday (See ALL FOUR days LIVE on eir sport 1) the 30-year-old said: "If I knew I was going to finish second, I wouldn't have shown up.

"I feel I can win. I'll play. I'll be all right.

"The goal was to play Augusta and so we were going to see if we could play. 

"It's been seven-plus hours every day in rehab, between getting my neck straightened away and the knee. 

"I'm going to be living on the (rehab) table, making sure I can get comfortable and so it feels good."

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