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Koepka 'could care less' about result in U.S. Open tune-up

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Brooks Koepka was asked Wednesday about the state of his game heading into this week’s RBC Canadian Open.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I’ve not touched a club.”

Indeed, Koepka told reporters that Tuesday was the first time that he’s swung a club since he captured his fourth career major title May 19 at Bethpage Black. That’s not unusual for Koepka – he’s taken similar breaks after his other triumphs, to recharge mentally and physically – and it hasn’t affected his performance.

“I’m not too concerned with it,” he said. “From the nine holes I did play today, it seemed pretty good.”

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Koepka likes to play his way into major form – he also teed it up at the AT&T Byron Nelson, the week before the PGA – and isn’t concerned about his results this week.

“I could care less what happens,” he said. “I just want to feel good going into next week. As long as I can leave feeling confident, striking the ball very well, starting it where I want to, finishing where I want to, hitting some good putts ... it doesn’t matter if they do go in or not. I just want to feel confident leaving.”

Koepka has played the week before all four of his major victories, and he pointed to the fact that he’s won back-to-back U.S. Opens despite finishing 30th or worse in each of his tune-up starts at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

“The result doesn’t really matter this week,” he said. “It’s just how I feel I’ve played. Am I hitting enough good shots and really finding a rhythm?”

Koepka has only played Pebble Beach once in competition – in 2016, when he tied for eighth – but the course is expected to play much differently in June than February.