Brooks Koepka has been dealing with injuries for well over a year now and hasn’t seemed to have been 100% healthy in quite some time. As a result, the four-time major winner has elected to withdraw from next week’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot.
Koepka posted a tweet announcing the news explaining that he’s “looking forward to getting healthy and competing at 100% again very soon.”
Unfortunately, I have decided to withdraw from next week’s U.S. Open. I'm looking forward to getting healthy and competing at 100% again very soon. pic.twitter.com/Mukh8oKUEJ
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) September 9, 2020
Koepka has been dealing with a left knee injury since last March and actually re-injured it this past October after slipping on concrete in Korea at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. He’s been vocal about the injury explaining that his kneecap wasn’t stable and was moving all over the place causing him a lot of pain.
Ahead of the Genesis Invitational in February, which was Koepka’s first start on Tour since October, he even went as far as to say that he didn’t know if his knee would ever be back to 100%.
“It was a lot worse than we let on,” Koepka said. “A lot of pain. I’m nowhere near 100 percent, I don’t know if my knee will ever be 100 percent. It’s one of those things where I’m just trying every day.
Koepka was visibly battling an injury during the PGA Championship in early August while being stretched out, appearing to have his hips cleared, multiple times mid-round during the tournament.
The two-time U.S. Open champ made just 13 starts on Tour during the 2019-20 season which consisted of five missed cuts and two Top 10 finishes.