The Masters: Can You Trust Brooks Koepka to Make the Cut?
One bet that you probably thought you’d never consider making was Brooks Koepka to miss the cut at The Masters. Koepka will attempt to play in the event after having knee surgery just 19 days ago. He suffered some ligament damage and dislocated his kneecap after a slip and fall in early March.
Later, he revealed during a session with the media that the knee is actually still broken.
“There’s like an internal brace they put in there right where the screw is,” he said. “I don’t even know if it’s a screw. I don’t even know exactly what it is. It’s probably the most sensitive part of the knee, the kneecap. They had to put it there just because it’s still broken.”
Just having to walk the course could be problematic for Koepka.
“I can’t bend down. My knee doesn’t go,” he said. “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.”
Despite some swelling in the knee recently, Koepka is committed to playing in the tournament because the allure of the green jacket is that strong.
“If I knew I was going to finish second, I wouldn’t have shown up,’’ Koepka said. “So, I feel like I can win.’’
Even as stubborn Koepka is, there’s always the chance that things don’t go as planned, whether it’s due to poor performance on the injury. With his odds at +245 to miss the cut, it might be worth taking a flier.