In an interview with Golf Digest this week, Koepka described the
biennial team event between the United States and Europe as "a
bit odd" and mentally challenging, saying that he might not be
cut out for team sports.
The 31-year-old's comments were criticised by former United
States captain Paul Azinger, who suggested Koepka withdraw from
the event if he does not want to be there.
However, Koepka said he will be ready to tee it up at Whistling
Straits next week and has been in touch with U.S. captain Steve
Stricker as he resumed practising.
"I'll be there. I'm good to go," he told Golfweek. "I'm feeling
good. Been doing my rehab, doing everything I need to do to be
ready for the Cup. I'll be there ready to play."
Koepka is continuing recovery from a wrist injury that forced
him to withdraw from the Tour Championship earlier this month
but initially feared he had aggravated an injury from three
"I couldn't continue because I had no grip strength in my left
hand," he added. "When I hit the root I thought it was a stinger
and my wrist was feeling weird. I lost feeling to my elbow for a
"The MRI showed us some stuff and just making sure it's calmed
down and got everything worked out. Grip pressure has gotten
back to normal. Some ice, some rest, some soft tissue work and
some rehab and we're good to go"
The Ryder Cup, postponed last year because of the COVID-19
pandemic, will be played from Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits
in Wisconsin. Europe are defending champions after a seven-point
rout at Le Golf National near Paris in 2018.
(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha
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