• Brooks withdraws from Northern Trust

    Brooks Koepka
    Brooks Koepka

    Brooks Koepka won’t take part in the upcoming FedEx Cup playoffs after he withdrew from this week’s The Northern Trust, which swings into action on Thursday.

    Koepka, who occupies 97th spot in the FedEx Cup standings, pulled out ahead of the first round at TPC Boston due to a knee and hip issue – bringing his PGA Tour season to a disappointing end.

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    The top-125 players on Tour will go at it with the hope of securing a spot in the top 70 after Sunday’s final round, who will then head to next week’s BMW Championship before a further cut will leave only the best 30 players of the year in contention at the Tour Championship – the final event on the calendar.

    Koepka admitted during last week’s Wyndham Championship that he was experiencing some injury problems after failing to make the cut.

    The four-time Major winner’s withdrawal ends a tough year for Koepka, who relinquished his place at the summit of the Official World Golf Rankings after being sidelined close to three months by a left-knee injury.

    Furthermore, Koepka only secured three top-25 finishes all year but could be back in action at next month’s US Open in New York.

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