PGA Tour

Koepka set to return from injury in Abu Dhabi

2020-01-07 11:44
Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka (Supplied)

Cape Town - World No 1 Brooks Koepka will return to competitive action for the first time in three months at next week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The American appears to have recovered from the knee injury that kept him out of December's Presidents Cup, and has opted to make his 2020 debut on the European Tour.

Koepka's agent, Blake Smith of Hambric Sports, confirmed he would be honouring the commitment he made to appear in Abu Dhabi some time ago.

The tournament has also announced that Koepka will be taking part in a pre-tournament exhibition on January 14.

"Brooks' rehab for his knee has gone great the past three months and he has met all of his physical therapy goals," Smith said. "He feels as good as he ever has and is excited to tee it up next week."

Koepka underwent a stem-cell procedure for a partially torn patella tendon on August 26, a procedure meant to strengthen the left knee that had been bothering him since March.

He returned to action in early October, but reinjured his knee when he slipped while walking on a concrete bridge during the defence of his CJ Cup title in South Korea.

He withdrew from the tournament and has not played since.

His absence from the world stage has not prevented him from holding on to his World No 1 position, however, despite Rory McIlroy's best efforts.

Koepka is also scheduled to play in the European Tour's Saudi International event in late January, but it's unclear when he will make his PGA Tour debut.

- TeamTalk Media

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