Brooks Koepka is set to miss the first major of the year as he continues to recover from an ongoing wrist injury, according to reports from media in the United States.
The 2017 US Open Champion, who has been out since January after partially tearing a tendon in his left wrist, has indicated that he has ruled himself out of the Masters as he won't be fully recovered in time - and has not currently confirmed when he will be back competing.
The World No.9 told the reporter that he had started hitting putts and chipping this week having had intensive treatment to get back to fitness, but conceded that he does not want to risk sidelining himself even longer by re-injuring his wrist.
"They said I would be about 80 per cent, but I can't play 80 per cent. I either have to go full bore or not at all. I don't want to risk getting it re-injured and then be out a long time," USA today quoted Koepka as saying.