Brooks Koepka is out of the Tour Championship with an all-too-familiar injury flaring up Saturday at East Lake.
Koepka hit his second shot on the 10th hole and struck a tree root at impact, jarring the left wrist that limited his play in 2017 and again in 2018. After blasting out of a fairway bunker at the 12th hole, Koepka had enough and withdrew from the tournament.
“Same wrist I had issues with back in ’17 and ’18, so just making sure it’s all good,” he said as he left the course in a golf cart.
With the practice rounds for the Ryder Cup starting in about 10 days, U.S. captain Steve Stricker now has something else to worry about — Koepka’s health. Koepka was one of the six automatic qualifiers for the matches that will start on the 24th at Whistling Straits.