Brooks Koepka will miss subsequent month’s Presidents Cup as a consequence of a knee challenge that he initially addressed with stem cell therapy.

Tiger Woods has already chosen Rickie Fowler to exchange Koepka on his 12-man group that may play an Worldwide squad at Royal Melbourne in Australia starting Dec. 12.

“At the moment, I’m saying my withdrawal from the USA Presidents Cup group due to my knee damage,” Koepka mentioned in an announcement. “I notified Captain Tiger Woods that regardless of fixed medical care and rehab, I’m not capable of play golf at the moment. I think about it to be a excessive honor to be a part of the 2019 group and I remorse not with the ability to compete. ⠀ Since my damage in Korea, I’ve been in fixed contact with Tiger and warranted him that I used to be making each effort to be 100% in time for the Presidents Cup in Australia. Nevertheless, I would like extra time to heal. ⠀

“I am sorry I will not be capable of signify the Pink, White, and Blue this time round and I want my teammates nothing however the very best as they work to retain the Presidents Cup for the USA.”

The No. 1-ranked participant on the earth has not competed since he withdrew from the CJ Cup in South Korea final month after aggravating the damage. He beforehand had missed the minimize in Las Vegas, his first occasion because the process that adopted the Tour Championship.

Fowler will now play for the third time on the U.S. Staff following a powerful exhibiting in 2017 at Liberty Nationwide the place he was undefeated with a 3-0-1 document.

“I spoke to Rickie and he has agreed to hitch the U.S. Staff,” Woods mentioned. “Rickie has performed on a pair Presidents Cup groups, was somebody critically thought-about for a choose and is nicely revered and preferred by his teammates. I do know he’ll do a fantastic job for us. We’re all enthusiastic about this 12 months’s occasion. The course is excellent, the followers will probably be loud and we’re taking part in towards nice rivals. We’re able to go.”