ATLANTA – Brooks Koepka withdrew after the 12th hole of Saturday’s third round of The Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club with a left wrist injury.
Koepka, who is one of the six players who automatically qualified for the Ryder Cup Sept. 24-26, injured his wrist on the 10th hole with his approach shot from 147 yards when he hit a tree root in the rough at impact. He made bogey on the hole and parred the 11th and 12th holes before withdrawing.
Koepka was 3 over for the day and 1 under for the tournament.
“Same wrist I had issues with back in ’17, 18, so just making sure it’s all good,” Koepka said.
Koepka won the 2017 U.S. Open, the 2018 U.S. Open and PGA Championship and the 2018 CJ Cup at Nine Bridges.
Koepka will get two weeks to rehab and rest the injury before the Ryder Cup. The PGA Tour is off next week, and Koepka has given no indication he would play in the season-opening Fortinet Championship in Napa, Calif., the following week.
Despite his withdrawal, Koepka will earn $395,000 in bonus money for finishing 30th in the FedEx Cup Playoffs finale.