Brooks Koepka Facing A Career Crossroad With PGA On The Horizon | Dog Leg News

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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    It’s very possible we are past Koepkas peak. It doesn’t mean he won’t play well again, win again.
    This knee issue is very real. Brooks is just the athlete type whom doesn’t want to talk about it as an excuse.
    It’s easy to walk around with confidence and to get around from anywhere when a player like Brooks is healthy. Walking pains are affecting his game. It is understandable.
    The real question is how aggressive to get with fixing the knee issue? It seems it is time to get aggressive considering the long layoff and less invasive procedures down not help much.
    He can return to a very high level, it he needs to get fixed, and needs to give himself a lot of time to recover. The problem is Brooks has that tiger-athlete mentality of recklessly sucking it up. Even tiger kinda learned from that.

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      Tom Edrington

      Excellent summary of where Koepka finds himself…..depends on the extent of the surgery…..if its arthroscopic — that wouldn’t be a huge deal, if they have to cut, that’s an entirely different animal in the knee surgery world….

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