Koepka 'good to go' for Ryder Cup after dealing with wrist injury
After some uncertainty surrounding Brooks Koepka's ability to compete in the Ryder Cup due to a wrist injury, the 31-year-old laid the question to rest once and for all.
"I'll be there. I’m good to go," he said in a text message, according to Golfweek's Eamon Lynch. "I'm feeling good. Been doing my rehab, doing everything I need to do to be ready for the Cup. I'll be there ready to play."
Koepka had to pull out of the third round of the TOUR Championship earlier this month after injuring his hand on a tree root while attempting to make a shot on the 13th hole.
"When I hit the root, I thought it was a stinger, and my wrist was feeling weird," Koepka said. "I lost feeling to my elbow for a bit. Feeling came back from my elbow to mid-forearm two minutes later, but from mid-forearm to hand was kinda numb."
Since Koepka had no strength in his hand, he was forced to withdraw. One day later, an MRI showed no broken bones, and his grip pressure has since returned to normal.
At the time, the American golfer told a PGA official it was the same wrist he hurt in 2017, so he was playing it safe. Koepka suffered a partial tendon tear in his left wrist toward the end of that year, forcing him to wear a soft cast for two months. He didn't touch a club for over 90 days and missed the Masters.
Koepka has appeared in a pair of Ryder Cup competitions in his career and has a record of 4-3-1.
Of course, his addition to the U.S. team was not without controversy. Koepka's comments about the "odd" format caught Paul Azinger's attention earlier on Wednesday, with the former captain suggesting Koepka should relinquish his Ryder Cup spot if he doesn't want to participate.