Travelers Championship

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Cromwell, Connecticut, USA

TPC River Highlands

Brooks Koepka

Quick Quotes

Q. How would you characterize the round and the week overall?

BROOKS KOEPKA: It was all right. Nothing special. I didn't think play great; didn't play poorly either. It was just kind of average golf.

I think there was a little bit of fatigue maybe the first few days, and I don't know, I did three weeks on my knee, so pretty pleased how it's holding up.

Q. Take a lot of confidence from this round going forward as you go towards the Open Championship?

BROOKS KOEPKA: I guess, yeah. Next week I'm not going to touch a club for like 10 days. Just excited for vacation next week and get away.

Q. The knee feels good after three weeks, body feels good?

BROOKS KOEPKA: Yeah, better than I thought it would to be honest with you. It's definitely a lot more swollen than I thought it would be, but three weeks in a row playing, especially last week, it was kind of was a different walk.

But it's holding up nicely. No, I think Thursday or I think it was Friday. Friday was probably the worst day. Just struggled to bend down a little bit more.

Other than that, the range of motion is pretty good and just the swelling just doesn't look good.

Q. Get over to the Open Championship a few days early to start preparing?

BROOKS KOEPKA: Yeah, I think I'll probably go over maybe Friday or Saturday to get ready and see, get adjusted. Probably more for the time change than anything.

I think that's one of those things where you're trying to -- when you get there on Monday you're not trying to just figure out where you're at, so get there a few days early.

Q. After a three-week stretch like that and the U.S. Open, is it more mental or physical fatigue?

BROOKS KOEPKA: It's all mental. It's tough to focus like that for -- I'm going to be flat out honest. I can't focus -- a major I get excited and I feel stuff on the first tee; I just struggle to do that in regular events.

The focus and discipline is there in a major where it's not here. I kind of go for everything.

Q. Has that changed at all or has it been that way your whole career? You have four majors, but is there some pride in the week to week grind of trying to win normal tour events?

BROOKS KOEPKA: Yeah, I mean, I'm not trying to finish second. It's just I think the majors are easier to win if you're disciplined. Out here I think there are a lot more guys that have the opportunity to win just the way it sets up. Instead of having like three off the side, you've got five. So you got a little more room for error, and I think that's why.

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