fbpx
brooks koepka

Koepka out of Presidents Cup

World No. 1 Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from Tiger Woods' team after failing to overcome a knee injury. But who will replace him?
 

Brooks Koepka has been forced to withdraw from next month’s Presidents Cup through injury.

Captain Tiger Woods quickly filled the opening with Rickie Fowler who narrowly missed out on a captain’s pick himself.

The World No.1 injured his knee ahead of the CJ Cup in October and has been unable to return to action since.

He made his Presidents Cup debut in 2017 and looked set to be a key player this time around having picked up two points last time.

Koepka addressed his withdrawal, saying: “I am announcing my withdrawal from the US Presidents Cup team because of my knee injury.

“I notified captain Tiger Woods that despite constant medical care and rehab, I am not able to play golf at this time. I consider it to be a high honour to be part of the 2019 team and I regret not being able to compete.

“Since my injury in Korea, I have been in constant contact with Tiger and assured him that I was making every effort to be 100 percent in time for the Presidents Cup in Australia. However, I need more time to heal.

“I’m sorry I wont be able to represent the red, white and blue this time around and I wish my teammates nothing but the best as they work to retain the Presidents Cup for the USA.”

Woods was spoilt for choice when it came to suitable candidates for his captain’s picks and admitted it was tough to leave Fowler out.

Speaking about the change, Woods said: “Brooks and I talked, and he’s disappointed that he won’t be able to compete. I told him to get well soon, and that we’re sorry he won’t be with us in Australia. He would clearly be an asset both on the course and in the team room.”

Fowler has represented the US in the last two Presidents Cups and was unbeaten in 2017 when on the winning side at Liberty National.

Latest Posts

News

‘I can’t explain how nervous I was’: How Joe Dean’s final-hole decision paid off…

Read full article - ‘I can’t explain how nervous I was’: How Joe Dean’s final-hole decision paid off…
rory mcilroy talor gooch

News

Rory McIlroy’s advice for Talor Gooch: Be more like Joaquin Niemann!

Read full article - Rory McIlroy’s advice for Talor Gooch: Be more like Joaquin Niemann!
viktor hovland prize money

News

Soulless, comical and sad: Viktor Hovland has a bleak outlook on golf

Read full article - Soulless, comical and sad: Viktor Hovland has a bleak outlook on golf
liv golf jeddah prize money

LIV Golf

LIV Golf Jeddah prize money: How much does the winner earn?

Read full article - LIV Golf Jeddah prize money: How much does the winner earn?
talor gooch

LIV Golf

‘It’s noteworthy’: Talor Gooch defends controversial Rory McIlroy asterisk claim

Read full article - ‘It’s noteworthy’: Talor Gooch defends controversial Rory McIlroy asterisk claim
talor gooch rory mcilroy

LIV Golf

Talor Gooch: Rory McIlroy’s major grand slam would have an asterisk

Read full article - Talor Gooch: Rory McIlroy’s major grand slam would have an asterisk
anthony kim player profile

LIV Golf

Anthony Kim joins LIV Golf after 12-year absence from professional game

Read full article - Anthony Kim joins LIV Golf after 12-year absence from professional game
jon rahm interview

LIV Golf

Blanked by Tiger! Six talking points from Jon Rahm’s latest interview

Read full article - Blanked by Tiger! Six talking points from Jon Rahm’s latest interview

LIV Golf

Jon Rahm: Winning the Masters made it easier to join LIV Golf

Read full article - Jon Rahm: Winning the Masters made it easier to join LIV Golf