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Brooks Koepka to return to PGA Tour next week

After an 8-week absence because of problems with his left knee, Koepka commits to play the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas

Announced: By Brooks Koepka, that he will return to competition next week at the PGA Tour's CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. Koepka has not competed since Aug. 14, when he missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship. He has struggled off and on during the past year with an injury to his left knee. Koepka, 30, a four-time major champion, has slipped to No. 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking after having ascended to No. 1 on four occasions from late 2018 until early this year. The CJ Cup, which moved from South Korea to the U.S. because of travel restrictions related to the global coronavirus pandemic, will feature a $9.75 million purse and many of the top names in golf among the 78-man field. The top five in the world are entered: No. 1 Dustin Johnson, the recent FedEx Cup champion; No. 2 Jon Rahm; No. 3 Justin Thomas, the defending champion; No. 4 Rory McIlroy; and No. 5 Collin Morikawa, the reigning PGA champion.

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