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Brooks Koepka’s knee injury forcing him to get very creative on the greens

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To many people’s surprise, Brooks Koepka is teeing it up at Augusta National this week, less than a month after undergoing knee surgery.

While the 30-year-old says the injury won’t affect him on the course, it is forcing the 4-time major champ to get very creative when both reading the greens and marking his ball this week.

Photos emerged on Tuesday of Koepka seemingly unable to put much pressure on his right knee, as you can see below when reading the greens during a practice round.

 

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“Yeah, I can’t bend down. My knee doesn’t go. I mean, that’s the most stress you’re going to have on your patella. I don’t have that much motion in my knee. Prone I can get it to about 90 degrees and that’s about it. But getting down, I’m not going to be — it’s going to look funny, I know that. But what are you going to do. – Brooks Koepka

How much impact the injury will have on Koepka’s Masters chances remains to be seen, but the big-hitting American has made it clear that he is there to win.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Mo

    Apr 7, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Looks better than Spiderman version from 10 yrs ago.

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Champions Dinner “pigs in a blanket” were probably not what DJ was expecting

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The annual Champions Dinner took place on Tuesday evening, with Dustin Johnson’s menu satisfying all the former Masters victors’ tastebuds.

To begin the meal, Johnson had chosen lobster and corn fritters and pigs in a blanket, but the 36-year-old may not have been expecting Augusta to put such an elaborate twist on an American favorite.

For starters, their name was changed to Smoked Kielbasa in puff pastry and served with a creole mustard sauce – and yes, they looked delicious.

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To wash them down, DJ served Premier Cru Chablis in a setting that looked as serene and picturesque as one would expect at Augusta National.

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Tiger’s seat was left open for the occasion, with the 15-time major champion unable to attend following his surgery for multiple leg fractures.

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Bryson DeChambeau ready to attack Augusta National with ‘secret club’

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Bryson DeChambeau has revealed that he has a secret club in the bag this week at the Masters, which has been a few years in the making.

Speaking during Tuesday’s press conference, the 27-year-old claimed that the club would be very beneficial as he continues to “go down numerous rabbit holes” as he looks to win his first green jacket.

Bryson didn’t go into the club’s specifics but was very bullish on how significant an impact the club could have this week.

“There’s something in the bag this week that’s very helpful. I won’t go into specifics but just know this has been a few years in the making and I’m very excited for it. 

Whether it helps me perform at a higher level, I’m not sure, because it’s golf and you never know what happens. Definitely what I’ve seen on the driving range and what I’ve seen the last week in practice, there’s some tremendous benefits to it.”

However, the Californian did go into detail on his game plan for the week, revealing how he plans to take some trees and bunkers out of play come Thursday’s opening round.

“I’m trying to see how far right I can go, over the trees, on the first. That is the line I want to take. Number 11, I can squeeze it down the right side pretty far. Number nine, I can take it over the left trees and get into that big expanse of grass, which is cool.

On five, I hit it over the bunkers into the wind. On three, try and drive the green this year. It’s a little firmer this year. This is a place where I do put an expectation value that I think I have a good chance to play well.”

DeChambeau will tee off at 1.36 ET alongside Max Homa and former champion Adam Scott.

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Puma athletes set for The Masters with Moving Day collection

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One of the most important days of any golf tournament is Saturday, or as it is also known—Moving Day.

This year, for the 2021 Masters, Puma athletes Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland will be decked out head to toe in the new Moving Day collection which features stacked logos and four stripes to represent each round of the tournament.

The Collection is inspired in part by our athlete’s incredible ability to perform at the highest level, even under the most extreme pressure a major tournament brings. – Puma Golf

For the full week’s scripting check out the images below.

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