Brooks Koepka withdraws from CJ Cup after slip on wet concrete

October 18, 2019

Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from this week’s CJ Cup in South Korea after a slip on wet concrete aggravated a previous injury on his left knee.

The PGA Tour announced Koepka’s WD on Friday evening — Saturday morning local time in South Korea — and followed it with a statement from Koepka.

“During the course of Friday’s round, I slipped on wet concrete aggravating a previous injury to my left knee,” the statement read. “After consulting with my doctor, I have been advised to withdraw from the CJ Cup and head home for further tests. I appreciate everyone’s concerns and support. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.”

Koepka said earlier this month he had recently underwent a stem-cell treatment to repair a partially torn patella tendon in his left knee. He said it required about four weeks of rehab, and his first event back was the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in the beginning of October.

Koepka opened the CJ Cup with a 69, but he fell down the leaderboard with a 75 on Friday. He also made bigger news earlier in the week when he said he didn’t think there was a rivalry between him and Rory McIlroy.