Thursday 19th May 2022

The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament and will be replaced by Satoshi Kodaira. The PGA tour did not provide a reason for the withdrawal.

Koepka, world ranked No. 13, last appeared at the 2022 Masters Tournament in April, but missed the major’s third-round cut. The 32-year-old tied for a season-high third in February at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and tied for 12th in March at the Valspar Championship. The four-time major champion earned one win last season and went without a victory in 2019-20. He won three times in 2018-19 and twice in 2017-18.

Koepka has dealt with knee, ankle and wrist injuries over the past few seasons.  He had surgery on his right knee in March 2021 to repair a dislocated kneecap and ligament damage, an injury he said occurred when he fell while visiting his family in Florida. He competed in the Masters less than a month after the surgery.

The AT&T Byron Nelson tees off Thursday and runs through Sunday at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. The winner will receive $1.63 million of the $9.1 million prize purse. Lee Kyoung-hoon is the defending champion of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

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