Koepka plays through knee issue, shoots 74 to open Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Brooks Koepka’s surgically repaired knee wasn’t the problem in the opening round of the Masters. His swing was. Koepka never got clicking Thursday at Augusta National. He shot a 2-over 74, putting him squarely in the middle of the Masters pack. Koepka started with six pars and then the adventure began — with just four more pars in his final 12 holes, including a five-hole stretch that went bogey-bogey-bogey-birdie-birdie. It was Koepka’s worst round at Augusta National in his last 12 tries and snapped a streak of 10 straight rounds under par.