TULSA, Okla. — Bryson DeChambeau won’t take part within the PGA Championship at Southern Hills on Thursday in any case, withdrawing from the foremost after taking part in a follow spherical Wednesday.
It had appeared as if DeChambeau could be making his return to aggressive golf after lacking greater than a month whereas he recovered from surgical procedure to restore a bone in his left wrist.
He spent the day hitting a number of pictures off totally different tees at Southern Hills Nation Membership, working the ball in numerous instructions as he examined his wrist. He bombed a number of drives whereas taking part in the again 9, exhibiting no indicators of ache.
Requested throughout his follow spherical how his left wrist was feeling, DeChambeau was coy: “It’s nonetheless hooked up.”
His return was not meant to be, nonetheless.
DeChambeau, 28, had been out of motion since early April, lacking the lower finally month’s Masters, the primary main of the season, after carding a 12-over complete within the first two rounds. He elected to have surgical procedure on his left wrist to restore a fractured hook of the hamate bone.
The standard restoration is 4 to 6 weeks.
“I’m pleased with the truth that I’m right here,” DeChambeau mentioned in an interview with Golf Channel previous to withdrawing from the occasion. “I’m proud I’ve been in a position to persevere via it. I’ve had a number of stuff occurring not too long ago and the sport has not been a enjoyable factor for me, so I’m excited to get again and provides it one other shot. Everyone deserves a second probability.”
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He signed autographs and took selfies with followers for 10 minutes in the course of the lengthy wait between some holes. DeChambeau additionally gave the impression to be in good spirits, joking and chatting together with his taking part in accomplice, Anirban Lahiri.
On the 14th gap, a par-3 that performs 230 yards, he hit a low draw with a 6-iron into the entrance bunker, then instantly dropped a second ball in delicate frustration. On his second try, he hit a excessive draw into the center of the inexperienced. There seemed to be no hesitation at influence, even when hitting off the agency turf.
DeChambeau, who received the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, has fallen to twenty second within the Official World Golf Rating (down from No. 5 at his peak) and is 219th in FedEx Cup factors. He missed the lower in three of his previous 4 begins and has only one top-25 end in 5 begins this season.
In 2020, he completed fourth on the PGA Championship at Harding Park, his greatest end at a significant outdoors his U.S. Open win at Winged Foot.