‘Poison’- Golf World Reacts to Brooks Koepka’s Ryder Cup Announcement

Published 09/17/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Sep 2, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Brooks Koepka plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports


The 43rd Ryder Cup is just a few days away. Team USA is all set to play Team Europe at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, and the competition will be challenging than ever. The U.S. is looking to bring back the trophy to American soil, but there was uncertainty around Brooks Koepka playing this time owing to his wrist injury. 

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Brooks Koepka is an experienced Ryder Cup campaigner who has played in two editions before. While he doesn’t boast an impeccable record, a big-game player like Koepka is integral to any squad. 

However, Brooks Koepka cited injury concerns when he withdrew from last season’s Tour Championship. He had injured his wrist by hitting a tree root which placed him on the questionable list for the Ryder Cup. 

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Brooks Koepka provides an update on Ryder Cup return 

All along, there were speculations if Brooks Koepka needs to be replaced. Fans were naming their best picks, but none of that is required anymore. Through a recent statement, Koepka confirmed that he’s fit and will be at Whistling Straits this year. 

“I’ll be there. I’m good to go,” Koepka told Golfweek. “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.”

May 19, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Brooks Koepka stands on the fifteenth green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“When I hit the root I thought it was a stinger and my wrist was feeling weird. 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,” he added. 

However, the MRI results did not reveal too much damage, much to Koepka’s relief. The four-time major winner just needs to follow some basic recovery process to get back on track. 

How did the Twitter world take in Koepka’s news? 

Naturally, there were mixed opinions. Brooks Koepka caused a stir when he made some bold comments about the Ryder Cup last week. The 31-year-old spoke about the chaotic atmosphere of team events and how it affects individuals like him. A lot of fans were unhappy with his statements. 

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What do you think? Will Brooks Koepka prove to be a valuable addition to the U.S. Ryder Cup team or will it all backfire?

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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