Brooks Koepka Uses Michael Jordan Reference to Rubbish Injury Rumors Ahead of 2021 Masters

Published 04/05/2021, 12:24 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 14: Brooks Koepka of the United States reacts to a missed eagle putt on the 15th hole during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


Brooks Koepka is buzzing at the moment. He recently got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Jena Sims and then wasted no time in reaching the Augusta National for the 2021 Masters.

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However, there were rumors surfacing that Koepka would miss the Masters and any golf-related activity for the next six months, but the four-time Major champion responded in perfect fashion! 

The golf community is always filled with speculations just like any other sport. Brooks Koepka has been missing in tour action since the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession tournament. 

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On March 16, the 30-year-old underwent a procedure to treat a dislocated kneecap and ligament damage on his right knee. The surgery was successful, but initial reports claimed that Koepka could be sidelined for several months due to rehabilitation. 

Brooks Koepka shuts down injury rumors in an astounding fashion! 

Based on initial reports, there were articles coming out that Brooks Koepka will miss the 2021 Masters due to an extended recovery process. However, that is not the case as the two-time U.S. Open champion is raring to compete at Augusta this year. 

So, when Koepka saw a news article that spread false news about his condition, he was quick to respond to it in a witty manner. Everyone on Twitter has a good sense of humor these days, so Koepka posted a funny tweet in response to speculations on his health. 

https://t.co/tsJfShZK4P pic.twitter.com/pVWuaKckVs

— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) April 4, 2021

Koepka was wise to use a Michael Jordan reference to rubbish the rumors as the template has earned tons of fans on the internet world. Furthermore, the eight-time PGA Tour winner has already begun practicing at the Augusta National.

“If I knew I was going to finish second, I wouldn’t have shown up. Seven days out of surgery, I was hitting balls. I don’t think anybody expected this. I didn’t know,” Koepka told ESPN’s Bob Harig. 

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ST LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 12: Brooks Koepka of the United States reacts after making a putt for birdie on the 16th green during the final round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 12, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

So it is clear that Brooks Kopeka is in it to win it. While Koepka has never won the Masters in the past, his best result came in 2019 when he finished second.

Since the surgery, Koepka has been practicing seven hours a day to get back into shape, and only time will tell how he’ll fare at Augusta this year. 

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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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