Koepka withdraws from Players Championship with knee injury | Sports news

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Four-time major champ Brooks Koepka retired from the Players Championship next week in what his manager described as a strained right knee.

Koepka won the Phoenix Open last month and finished second in the Workday Championship last week. He has been saddled with injuries to his left knee, including a partially torn patella, for the past several years.

His manager at Hambric Sports, Blake Smith, said Koepka will be meeting with doctors this week for a better rating and no further details.

For the past two weeks he’s been talking about a pain in the neck that sometimes makes it difficult for him to turn his head.

Koepka planned to play the Honda Classic the following week, and after that he had the Dell Match Play as the Masters approached April 8-11.

He was replaced in the field at TPC Sawgrass by Anirban Lahiri.

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