Brooks Koepka on Friday downplayed issues over a hip challenge that compelled a coach to manage stretches a number of occasions in the course of the second spherical of the PGA Championship on Friday.
Koepka, aiming for his third consecutive PGA Championship, carded a 2-under 68 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco on Friday; he completed 6-under by way of two rounds, two strokes behind chief Haotong Li. However the prevailing story after his Friday spherical was his hip heading into the weekend.
Koepka, nevertheless, did not appear apprehensive.
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“It was my hip. Nothing to do with my knee. It is positive,” Koepka stated. “I awoke this morning, it was tight, and labored out and it bought even tighter after which we loosened it up. It was a little bit tight once I was hitting balls on the vary but it surely’s nothing to be apprehensive about.
“We’ll loosen it up once more and it is going to be lots higher.”
Koepka completed his spherical with a birdie on the ultimate gap and sits in a six-way tie for second at six below.
The four-time main champion was joyful together with his type, however allowed that missed putts price him a good higher second-round rating.
“It was good to complete that spherical with a birdie. It bought I assumed fairly troublesome from about 11 on. The wind picks up, and it is fairly troublesome,” Koepka stated.
“It is not a straightforward golf course. You have to discover the green after which discover the uphill putt or hit it near the pin. These greens are so good.”