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I am mentally tired - Koepka

20th June 2019, 08:02 by James Mason

Brooks Koepka says he will be ready for the Travelers Championship despite admitting to being mentally drained following the US Open.

World number one Koepka came second when attempting to defend his US Open crown at Pebble Beach last week, three strokes behind maiden Major winner Gary Woodland.

The 29-year-old American is teeing it up at TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship, which gets underway on Thursday, as he bids to land his third PGA Tour title outside of the Majors.

Koepka admits his exploits at Pebble Beach took a lot out of him mentally but he has assured fans that will not detract from his performance in Connecticut over the next four days.

"It's a lot different when you win, trying to play the week after it's very hectic and chaotic," he told the Irish Examiner.

"This week is a little bit easier but still today you feel mentally exhausted from last week being in contention but after another day of rest I'll be fine for tomorrow."

Koepka will be hoping to keep his form going ahead of next month's Open Championship at Royal Portrush, the final Major of the campaign.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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