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Bryson DeChambeau set to miss PGA Championship after undergoing wrist surgery after Masters | Golf News


DeChambeau underwent surgery Thursday and is set to miss the PGA Championship May 19-22, live on Sky Sports; the former US Open champion has been limited to six starts in 2022 due to wrist and hip injuries

Last update: 04/15/22 07:32

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Bryson DeChambeau admitted he wasn’t in top form ahead of the Masters during his pre-tournament press conference

Bryson DeChambeau admitted he wasn’t in top form ahead of the Masters during his pre-tournament press conference

Bryson DeChambeau has confirmed he hopes to return to PGA Tour competition “within the next two months” after undergoing surgery on his left wrist which means he will likely miss out on the PGA Championship next month.

DeChambeau suffered an injury-plagued start to 2022 and had been warned by doctors not to make it to the Masters this month, having been limited to three starts at the start of the campaign before taking six weeks off. off to try to fix the hand and hip issues.

The former US Open champion made an early exit at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play on his return and followed it up with a missed cut at the Valero Texas Open, with DeChambeau admitting he wasn’t performing at ‘80% before the opening of the men’s major of the year.

Bryson DeChambeau admitted he wasn't in top form ahead of the Masters during his pre-tournament press conference

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Bryson DeChambeau admitted he wasn’t in top form ahead of the Masters during his pre-tournament press conference

Bryson DeChambeau admitted he wasn’t in top form ahead of the Masters during his pre-tournament press conference

DeChambeau’s struggles were evident with a four of 76 on opening day and a second-round 80 containing just one birdie, seeing him miss the cut by eight strokes, with the 28-year-old now set to sit out the games. next. PGA Tour events – including next month’s PGA Championship – after Thursday’s operation.

In a statement via Instagram, DeChambeau said: “Today I successfully underwent surgery on my left wrist on my fractured hamate hook. The surgery was performed by world renowned hand surgeon , Dr. Thomas Graham I want to thank Dr. Graham and the amazing staff and Kettering Medical Center in Ohio.

“Over the past few months my team, Dr. Graham and I have been monitoring the fish hook bone fracture in my left wrist. I have attempted to play with this injury in three recent events, including the Masters, but it’s usually an injury that requires surgical treatment.

“Due to the continued discomfort of the fracture, it caused me to alter my grip and swing which prevented me from competing at the highest level of golf. It hasn’t been easy physically and mentally. for me.

DeChambeau has finished no higher than tied for 25th in his first six starts this year

DeChambeau has finished no higher than tied for 25th in his first six starts this year

“For now, I will be taking the necessary time to rest and recover from this procedure and I look forward to competing at the highest level over the next two months. Thank you to my family, my team, my partners and my supporters during this difficult period. but I am delighted to be working hard to return to competition soon.”

DeChambeau is winless in the world since the Arnold Palmer Invitational last March and currently sits 19th in the world rankings. He will likely miss the PGA Championship from May 19-22, which is being held at Southern Hills Country Club, with the US Open next being held at Brookline Country Club from June 16-19.

The men’s major season then reaches its climax at the 150th Open from July 14-17, with all majors live again this year exclusively on Sky Sports Golf. DeChambeau is currently ranked 217th in the FedExCup rankings.




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