Koepka withdraws from Tour Championship with wrist injury

ATLANTA: Brooks Koepka withdrew from the Tour Championship late on Saturday after injuring his left wrist hitting a ball out of the rough, prompting questions about whether the American will be fit enough to compete at the upcoming Ryder Cup.

Koepka injured his wrist on the 10th hole at East Lake when his club hit a tree root on his approach shot. He finished the hole and the next two before withdrawing with a score of one-under for the season-ending tournament, placing him well out of contention.

“Same wrist I had issues with back in ’17, ’18, so just making sure it’s all good,” Koepka said, according to Golfweek.

Koepka, a former world number one with four major titles but who has suffered a series of knee injuries, had already qualified for the US team for the Ryder Cup, which begins on September 24 at Whistling Straits.

If Koepka is unable to compete in the team competition between the United States and Europe, US captain Steve Stricker would be given a seventh captain’s pick to fill his spot.

Stricker is set to name his six picks at a news conference on Wednesday, according to Golfweek.

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Natasha Kumar

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