Brooks Koepka withdraws from The Northern Trust

Brooks Koepka
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Brooks Koepka ended a disappointing 2019-20 season Wednesday by withdrawing from the Northern Trust due to injury.

The four-time major winner told Golf Digest that lingering knee and hip issues forced him to pull out of this week’s FedEx Cup Playoffs opener at TPC Boston.

Koepka, 30, is No. 7 in the Official World Golf Rankings but is ranked No. 97 in the FedEx Cup Standings. Only the top 70 players advance to next week’s BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Koepka missed the cut last week at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., and finished tied for 29th at the PGA Championship in San Francisco earlier this month.

He had two top-10 finishes during the coronavirus-interrupted season, including a tie for second at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Aug. 1 in Memphis.

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Koepka, winner of back-to-back U.S. Open titles in 2017-18 and back-to-back PGA Championship titles in 2018-19, underwent stem-cell treatment to repair a partially torn left patella tendon last fall.

His next appearance likely will be at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., scheduled for Sept. 17-20.

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