MX23RW : Saturday, August 18 18:41:02

US Open champion Brooks Koepka out of Masters

US Open champion Brooks Koepka withdraws from this year's Masters due to a wrist injury.

Last year's US Open champion Brooks Koepka has been forced to withdraw from The Masters as he continues his recovery from a wrist injury.

The 27-year-old has missed all of the 2018 season to date after tearing a tendon in his wrist during his first event of the campaign, Hawaii's Sentry Tournament of Champions in January.

The world number nine has only just begun light practice sessions and shook his head when asked by a reporter on Tuesday if he would be fit enough to compete at Augusta next month.

"They said I would be about 80%, but I can't play 80%," he is quoted as saying by USA Today. "I either have to go full bore or not at all. I don't want to risk getting it re-injured and then be out a long time."

This year's Masters gets underway on Thursday, April 5, with Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods among the favourites.

Share this article now:
Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club on March 24, 2016
Read Next:
McIlroy paired with Johnson at The Open
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account