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2020 U.S. Open: Brooks Koepka withdraws

Health issues continue to plague the 2-time Open champion

Withdrew: Brooks Koepka, from next week’s U.S. Open, he announced via Twitter, hinting at his recent injury issues. “Unfortunately, I have decided to withdraw from next week’s U.S. Open,” he said. “I'm looking forward to getting healthy and competing at 100% again very soon.” Koepka, 30, a two-time Open champion, has been struggling with his left knee for more than a year. He underwent stem-cell treatment after the 2019 Tour Championship and then reinjured the knee in October, prompting him to sit out the rest of 2019. Since the season restart in June, Koepka posted only two top-10 results in eight starts, including three missed cuts. He did not play in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Koepka, a former No. 1 player in the world, has slipped to No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking. His last victory occurred 14 months ago, at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The 120th U.S. Open is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. It will be the second of three major championships to be played this year on the PGA Tour's revised schedule.

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