Koepka resurfaces for Open
Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open, headed off to Las Vegas and hasn’t been seen in the golfing world since then.
That’s just the way he had it planned.
Koepka is playing for the first time since that four-shot victory at Erin Hills. He had a big stretch at the end of the year with two majors, a World Golf Championship, the four FedEx Cup playoff events and the Presidents Cup, so he wanted to be fresh.
“I found it pretty easy to get away,” Koepka said. “I was not looking for a break, but I kind of needed one, more mentally than anything. And it was nice to have a few weeks off. But last week I started getting into it and getting antsy to get back out here.”
He didn’t put the clubs away, playing plenty of golf and working on his game when he got back home to Florida. He arrived at Birkdale on Saturday.
“It felt good to get out here and play some holes and actually feel like you’re back in the normal routine,” he said.
After winning the U. S. Open on June 18, Brooks Koepka decided not to play in another tournament before this weekend’s British Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England.