Koepka returning from injury next week at CJ Cup

Injury-plagued Brooks Koepka has announced that he will be returning to the PGA Tour at next week’s CJ Cup.

The former World No.1 won the 2018 CJ Cup in South Korea but was forced to withdraw from his defence a year later after slipping on wet concrete and re-aggravating an earlier knee injury.

Brooks Kopeka Brooks Koepka won the 2018 CJ Cup (Credit: PGA Tour)

He would miss the Presidents Cup in December and stay out of the game until the Tiger Woods-hosted Genesis Invitational in February this year.

However, the 30-year-old hasn’t been able to recapture the form that took him to the top of the golfing world, claiming four major titles along the way. Koepka now sits at No.10 in the world rankings and has just two top-10 finishes this year.

“I’m excited to get back out there next week. It’s been a challenging but productive two months of rehabbing my injury.”

“[I’m] looking forward to starting the new season in Vegas! As a past champion, I commend everyone at the CJ Cup for moving forward with the tournament during this difficult time,” said Koepka alluding to the tournament being forced to move to the US due to travel restrictions.

Koepka joins the likes of defending champion, Justin Thomas, reigning FedExCup champion Dustin Johnson, World No. 2 Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and reigning PGA champ, Collin Morikawa at the Shadow Creek layout.