MCKINNEY, Texas — Each week sooner than the PGA Championship, the second most important of the season, former world No. 1 golfer Brooks Koepka withdrew from the AT&T Byron Nelson on Wednesday.
The PGA Tour didn’t disclose the reason for Koepka’s withdrawal. The four-time most important champion has had knee and hip accidents the previous couple of seasons.
It is unclear how the newest enchancment will impact Koepka’s availability for subsequent week’s PGA Championship at Southern Hills Nation Membership in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Koepka, who gained consecutive PGA Championships at Bellerive Nation Membership in 2018 and Bethpage Black in 2019, hasn’t carried out since missing the cut back on the Masters in early April.
Koepka, 32, had surgical process on his correct knee in March 2021 to revive a dislocated kneecap and ligament harm. He said the hurt occurred when he fell whereas he was visiting his family in Florida. He competed inside the Masters decrease than a month after the surgical process.
It has been an inconsistent season for Koepka, who has missed the cut back in six of his 13 tour begins. He had two top-10s and 4 top-25s when he caught spherical for the weekend. He has fallen to No. 13 on the earth ranking and 67th inside the FedEx Cup standings.