Injured Koepka pulls out of US Open

Brooks Koepka’s year isn’t getting any better with the former World No.1 pulling out of the US Open due to ongoing issues with his knee.

The two-time champ, who was pipped at the post last year by Gary Woodland at Pebble Beach, dropped out of the FedExCup race ahead of the Northern Trust in late August.

Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka celebrates his second US Open win in 2018 (Credit: Getty Images)

“Unfortunately, I have decided to withdraw from next week’s U.S. Open,“ tweeted Koepka. “I’m looking forward to getting healthy and competing at 100% again very soon.“

While Koepka last won on Tour at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in July last year, his form in the majors would have seen him head to Winged Foot as a favourite and with good reason. The 30-year-old has already won four majors in his short career and has finished inside the top-5 on 10 occasions including two runner-up finishes at the US Open and Masters.

Koepka’s loss is another man’s gain with World No.91 Paul Waring from England now getting a start at next week’s US Open.

The 2018 Nordea Masters winner has played the USGA tournament just once, missing the cut in 2018.