KETTERING, Ohio – Bryson DeChambeau says he underwent surgery on his left wrist on Thursday for a fracture that has bothered him for the past two months and will likely keep him out of the PGA Championship.
DeChambeau said on Instagram that the surgery at The Kettering Medical Center was for the hamate’s fractured hook.
The former U.S. Open champion says he slipped on a marble floor in Saudi Arabia while playing table tennis and fell on his hip and hand. He retired after the first round of the Saudi International and did not return for seven weeks until Match Play. He played three rounds in Match Play, lost the cut at the Texas Open and said he was 80% in the Masters. He shot 80 in the second round at Augusta National and missed the cut.
“I have tried to overcome this injury in three recent events, including the Masters, but this is usually an injury that requires surgical treatment,” DeChambeau said. “Because of the continued discomfort of the fracture, it altered my grip and swing, which resulted in my inability to compete at the highest level of golf. This was not easy physically and mentally for me.”
DeChambeau said he would take the appropriate time to rest and recover and that he hoped to “compete at the highest level in the next two months.”
The PGA Championship begins in five weeks, May 19-22, in the Southern Hills, Tulsa. The U.S. Open takes place a month later at the Country Club outside Boston.
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DeChambeau has surgery on his left wrist, probably not PGA
Source link DeChambeau has surgery on his left wrist, probably not PGA