Bryson DeChambeau underwent surgery on his left hand days after missing the cut at the Masters last month; after a practice lap on Tuesday, the world number 22 had posted on Twitter: “He held up well today. Let’s see what tomorrow brings”
Last update: 05/18/22 22:41
Bryson DeChambeau has decided to withdraw from this week’s PGA Championship as he continues his recovery from surgery to repair a bone in his left wrist, tournament organizers announced Wednesday.
DeChambeau, who has been limited to six world starts this year due to wrist and hip injuries, underwent surgery on his left hand days after missing the cut at the Masters last month but was looking to make a back this week.
The hard-hitting American, whose prodigious length off the tee has many wondering if he’s pushing his body too hard, rode a practice round at Southern Hills on Tuesday with a bandage on his wrist left.
After his workout, DeChambeau tweeted that he “held up well today. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.”
DeChambeau hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since missing the cut at the Masters where he posted a 12 in the first two rounds.
The world number 22 was to play the first two rounds of the second major of the year in the company of the Englishman Tyrrell Hatton and Max Homa. His place on the pitch will now be taken by Denny McCarthy.
Speaking ahead of his decision to retire, Bryson DeChambeau said practice rounds at Southern Hills were “preparation” to see if he would be able to compete.
Talk to sky sports Earlier in the week, DeChambeau admitted, “Everyone is going to say I’m coming back too soon.
“For me, it’s more like preparation to see if I can do it. Otherwise, I’m going to take all the time I need to get my health back, because that’s the most important thing.”
DeChambeau added that he thinks he could “absolutely” win the whole tournament, but with the caveat “if the hand doesn’t get worse.”
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