CJ Cup: Defending champion Brooks Koepka withdraws citing knee injury

Written By Alexis Mansanarez
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Brooks Koepka won't be able to defend his title this weekend at the CJ Cup.

The seven-time PGA Tour champion, who claimed last year's title after carding an impressive 21 under, withdrew from the event after his second round, the Tour announced Friday.

Koepka, who last won at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in July, was even par through his first two rounds at Nine Bridges, located on Jeju Island in South Korea.

It is unclear how serious Koepka's injury is or when he will be back on the course.

He has played in just one other event early in the 2019-20 season, but he didn't play well.

Koepka missed the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in early October.

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