20 July 2020 06:32
July is typically a good month for Brooks Koepka, but it's been a rough one in 2020. The 30-year-old four-time major champion just posted the second worst 18-hole score of his career. Koepka did not play well in the final round of The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Koepka shot an 80 in the final round of The Memorial at Muirfield Village. The two-time U.S. Open champion and two-time PGA Championship winner finished The Memorial at +12.
He was +8 in his final round and he's currently tied for 63rd place. This is only the 3rd round in the 80s for Koepka in his PGA TOUR career. Two of the three have occurred since March. He shot an 81 in the 3rd Round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the worst score of his PGA TOUR career. pic.twitter.com/UMJhnhcyTn — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 19, 2020 Koepka revealed on Saturday that he's been battling a knee injury as of late.
It's fair to suggest that he's not at 100 percent health and it's clearly affecting his play. The star golfer said he had an MRI on his knee earlier this week. "Just wanted to check on it, see where it's at," Koepka said on Saturday. "We got the results right after Korea, and then we just wanted to check, and nothing is improved. It's still the same. So we'll figure it out when we're done." Hopefully Koepka can get his knee issues figured out and get back to 100 percent health soon. Few golfers – if any – are more dominant when at full strength. Phil Mickelson has long been one of the most exhilarating players to watch on the PGA Tour, as the 50-year-old is a genius around the greens, and is generally willing to try shots other pros wouldn't dream of. On Sunday at the Memorial, that famous Mickelson creativity got him into a bit of trouble. Mickelson hit a solid 364-yard drive into the fairway at the par-4 13th, and had 77 yards left to the hole, per shot tracker. Instead of grabbing a wedge and trying to spin an approach shot within a few feet, Mickelson grabbed his putter and attempted a wild 231-foot putt. Mickelson didn't hit his ball hard enough, unfortunately, and his putt veered to the left and came to rest 11 yards short in the fairway. His reaction was classic. Phil being Phil, he was able to pull off a brilliant flop shot with his third and got up and down to save par.