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Multiple US Open champion Brooks Koepka has pulled out of next week’s tournament at Winged Foot due to a persistent knee and hip injuries.

The four-time Major winner has been blighted with the injuries for some time, missing three months of last season with a left knee problem, and then having issues with his hip during his defence of the PGA Championship last month.

“Unfortunately, I have decided to withdraw from next week’s US Open. I’m looking forward to getting healthy and competing at 100 percent again very soon.”

Brooks Koepka

He was forced to withdraw from the recent Northern Trust, the first of the season ending FedExCup play-off events.

“I wanted to try to get to Atlanta (for the Tour Championship),” he said after missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship. “You’re only one tournament away from being there. You go out and you win and you’re there.”

The World Number eight has struggled to find any kind of form since the return from lockdown. Missing three cuts from his previous six outings, with the highlight a runner up finish at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Such a lack of consistency could well have been down to carrying niggles.

He announced his decision on Twitter: “Unfortunately, I have decided to withdraw from next week’s US Open. I’m looking forward to getting healthy and competing at 100 percent again very soon.”