After getting through the first 12 holes this Saturday afternoon, Brooks Koepka has officially withdrawn from the Tour Championship.
The PGA Tour just announced that Koepka has withdrawn because of a left wrist injury. At this time, it’s unclear when that injury occurred. Perhaps he’ll provide some information on his status during his next press conference.
Koepka shot a three-under 67 in the first round of the Tour Championship. His second round at East Lake wasn’t nearly as strong, as he finished with a one-over 71.
Prior to withdrawing in the third round, Koepka was three-over par through 12 holes. The four-time major champion just didn’t look like himself at all out there on the course.
Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the @playofffinale with a left wrist injury.
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) September 4, 2021
With the Ryder Cup only three weeks away, it’s fair to wonder if Koepka is in jeopardy of missing the event because of this injury.
Of course, it’s possible that Koepka withdrew from the Tour Championship this Saturday to preserve his body for the Ryder Cup. After all, he was out of contention this weekend at East Lake.
Patrick Cantlay is currently at the top of the leaderboard at 20-under par. In second place is Jon Rahm, who is currently three shots behind Cantlay. Justin Thomas and Kevin Na are also toward the top of the leaderboard, but they have a lot of ground to make up.
We’ll provide an update on Koepka’s wrist injury when one is available.