A tough blow for Brooks Koepka who was injured when his membership hit a root. The American had no alternative however to surrender after 13 holes on Saturday at East Lake. His participation within the Ryder Cup in 3 weeks at Whistling Straits may very well be in query.
There is a primary alert at 12 with a very missed iron shot with a membership launch the place he was seen shaking his left forearm as if to alleviate the ache.
Two holes later his exit from the golf green bunker at 13 gave a second indication that one thing was unsuitable bodily for the four-time majors winner.
“He knew that one thing was unsuitable after hitting that root. “
More information on Brooks Koepka’s WD. pic.twitter.com/P8T4f9no2W
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 4, 2021
Brooks Koepka then discovered the vitality to hit a ultimate iron shot in direction of the inexperienced however nothing to do the American was too diminished by a violent ache in his wrist which wakened after feeling his membership bouncing in opposition to a hidden root in thick tough at 10.
Brooks Koepka apparently simply WD’d with a wrist damage and the replay of him hitting a hidden root harm me deep inside pic.twitter.com/lHwR87t9dL
– Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) September 4, 2021
A thorn in Steve Stricker’s facet much less?
The severity of his damage is just not identified however the threat of him withdrawing from the Ryder Cup, after greater than a 12 months and a half of damage, is nice.
For Steve Stricker the blow is tough however it may very well be, because the outdated saying goes, “bad for good” for the American captain. Indeed if Koepka had been to overlook the confrontation in opposition to the Europeans it will enable Stricker to not must handle the tensions between Koepka and DeChambeau nor these much less characterised with Dustin Johnson.
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