Given the summer Brooks Kopeka put together — two major titles, a runner-up finish in Fort Worth, a T5 in Akron and more than $5 million earned — it’s hard to reconcile that success with the fact that the No. 2 player in the world was sitting on his couch during the first major championship of the year with a wrist injury that was baffling doctors.
Koepka’s short game coach, Pete Cowen, who said that the 3-time major winner has a short game that on a scale of 1 to 10 is only a 3, shared with The Telegraph‘s James Corrigan that it wasn’t a fancy rehab stint that fixed Koepka’s ailing wrist, but a horse chiropractor who charged $50 for a half hour.
“He’s a good lad and this is a heck of an achievement,” Cowen said. “People forget that he was out for a good few months early in this campaign with that wrist complaint. He was very concerned for his career because nobody could tell what was causing it. But then he went to see a horse chiropractor – god knows where he found him – who immediately said, ‘I know what’s wrong with that’ and after a bit of crunching, Brooks was fixed. He paid $50 and was in there half and hour.”
If Brooks Koepka is underestimated then so is coach Pete Cowen who helps him with shortgame (and way more). Britain’s greatest sports coach https://t.co/soXcFG2noE
— James Corrigan (@jcorrigangolf) August 13, 2018
Unlike Tiger Woods’ fusion surgeon, Dr. Richard Guyer, who came to semi-prominence for his work on Woods’ back and a fan’s eager way of thanking him, the horse chiropractor who fixed Koepka’s wrist is being talked in hushed tones over pints of beer, according to Golf Channel’s Matt Adams.
Re: Brooks Koepka’s rapid recovery from wrist injury: perhaps a bit of an Irish yarn (in fairness, was told over a pint) he was adjusted by a doctor in Portrush (N.I.) and was able to play the next day w/out pain. Dr charged €20! ☘️ #ProceedWithCaution
— MattAdamsGC (@MattAdamsFoL) August 12, 2018