The PGA Tour has confirmed that Chase Koepka, younger brother of Brooks Koepka, will feature at this week’s Workday Charity Open in Ohio.
The 26-year-old Koepka was due to compete at last weekend’s Travelers Championship, having successfully qualified, but withdrew in the buildup to the event in Connecticut as a precaution for Covid-19.
He has, however, been added to the 157-man field that will tee off at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Thursday hoping to follow in his brother’s footsteps on the PGA Tour.
‘Given the extraordinary circumstances that led to his withdrawal after Monday qualifying, a start in the Workday Charity Open as a result of his selfless act was the right thing to do,’ the PGA Tour chief of operations Tyler Dennis said on Monday.
‘The term – abundance of caution – was not part of our vernacular four months ago and to that point, I can’t say enough about our players that put their Tour – and the health and safety of their peers and all involved with our tournaments and our communities – above their own goals.’
This past weekend, American Bryson DeChambeau claimed an impressive victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and will once again be a tough man to beat this week.