Brooks Koepka underwent an operation on his right knee on March 16 after a patella dislocation and ligament damage resulting from a domestic accident. Nobody believed in his presence on the field this year and instead Brooks Koepka should regularly descend on the fairways of the Augusta National GC (Georgia, USA) from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 April.
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And he will do it with a specific goal: to win. “If I thought I couldn’t do it, I wouldn’t be here. I feel I can win.”
The American on the eve of The Masters plays the charge and dreams of wearing the “Green Jacket”, the symbol of the tournament, for the first time in his career. Already 4 Majors on the bulletin board (consecutive successes at the Us Open 2017-2018 and at the PGA Championship 2018-2019), the former world number 1 at Augusta National wants the company.
On the eve of The Masters (April 8-11 in Georgia, USA) world golf rejoins Jordan Spieth who, 1.351 days after the last time (The Open in July 2017), come back to win. In San Antonio (USA) the 27-year-old from Dallas wins the Valero Texas Open at home with 270 (67 70 67 66, -18) hits and puts an end to a fast with almost 4 years of victory. For the American it is the 12th title (figure including 3 Majors) on the PGA Tour. Only four players – Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas – before turning 28 had managed to reach this figure on the maximum American circuit.
At TPC San Antonio (Oaks Course, par 72) the kiss with his wife and a liberating scream marked the return to the circle of Spieth winners which started 2021 in a great way. Prior to this feat, the Texan had achieved four Top 10s in six races. And at the 207 / a start, after 82 tournaments without cheering, Spieth is back on the top step of the podium. And he did it by overtaking compatriot Charley Hoffman, second with 272 (-16). Third place (274, -14) for the English Matt Wallace.
The exploit in San Antonio allowed Spieth to cash a check for $ 1,386,000 for a total prize pool of 7,700,000, and to wear the cowboy boots that symbolized the competition.
A few days before the first Major 2021, the Masters Tournament (which Spieth made of him in 2015) golf rejoins Spieth, a unique talent who seemed to have lost his way. In his palmares of him also the Us Open and the Open Championship (the only Major that has not won is the PGA Championship, where he collected a second place in 2015). But also two high notes on the Australian tour and one in an unofficial event (World Challenge). For a player of innate class.
It is that of the Japanese Tsubasa Kajitani, seventeen, the second name engraved on the trophy of the Women’s Amateur in Augusta (Georgia), the top event in women’s golf for the quality of the field and competition theater. The same where the Masters will be staged next week.
She started two shots back yesterday morning, she survived a double bogey at 17, she reacted with a super recovery to the last one and waited as a leader in the clubhouse for the playoffs. She won against the American Emilia Migliaccio after a playoff hole, always the 18th, this time played to perfection.