Koepka: I'm Mentally And Physically Stronger Than Other Guys

Koepka was speaking on the Golf Monthly podcast about his recovery from a wrist injury

Koepka: I'm Mentally And Physically Stronger Than Other Guys

The three-time Major winner was speaking on the Golf Monthly podcast about his recovery from a wrist injury

Koepka: I'm Mentally And Physically Stronger Than Other Guys

This time last year, Brooks Koepka was sitting on the sidelines with a wrist injury after the best year in his career.

The 2017 US Open champion began 2018 inside the world's top 10 with a huge season ahead of him but was unable to play in the year's first Major due to that wrist injury.

It turned out that he recovered fairly well, winning the US Open for the second time in a row in just his fifth start after the injury, before winning his third Major just a couple of months later at the USPGA Championship.

Koepka spoke to the Golf Monthly Clubhouse Podcast and Michael Weston on what his recovery was like, revealing that his wrist is probably going to tear one day.

He also spoke about his lack of practice due to the injury and also how lucky he is that he is more physically and mentally stronger than other guys.

Listen to Koepka's exclusive interview in our podcast (Koepka begins at 9 minutes):

"It was pretty bad," he said of the injury.

"I didn't know when I came back whether it would be the same, whether I was gonna have to change my swing, I didn't know.

"I wasn't really thinking of that [never playing again]. I know that it has ended quite a few guys' careers.

"I wasn't focused on it, I just figured if I could come back and try to get healthy.

"I'm lucky where I'm physically gifted a lot more than other people and I'm a lot stronger than other guys, mentally, physically.

"Eventually it's probably going to fully tear but you never know. Just hang on 'til then."

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. Elliott graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He is obsessed with the game and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey. His handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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