Brooks Koepka Withdraws From CJ Cup on Doctor’s Orders

Brooks Koepka bowed out for the remainder of the CJ Cup citing a knee injury from slipping on wet concrete.

Koepka, the number one ranked player in the world and current defending champion of the CJ Cup, withdrew from the tournament before the third round after aggravating a prior knee injury.  Koepka indicated he’s following his doctor’s advice and will re-evaluate his status when he returns home via Twitter.

Koepka shot 69-75 and was tied for 51st after 36 holes when he withdrew.  This is only Koepka’s second start of the wrap around season, previously missing the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open where he revealed having a stem cell procedure done for discomfort from a partially torn patella tendon.  He said the procedure was “one of the most painful things” and was screaming during it.

Koepka will be returning to his home in Jupiter, Florida.

h/t: golf digest, golf week

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