Report: Bryson DeChambeau to undergo hand surgery | Golf News and Tour Information
DeChambeau has not publicly announced his operation, and DeChambeau’s agent has not returned a request for comment to Golf Digest. Harig quotes Bobby Peterson, one of the owners of the Professional Long Drivers Association — which is hosting an event DeChambeau was originally supposed to attend this week — in reporting DeChambeau’s decision.
“He’s going to have surgery on Thursday,” Peterson told Harig. “It’s more unfortunate for him. I hate that he’s not going to the event. But I hate him more for him. Obviously that’s no good, otherwise he wouldn’t do that. I know he was trying to avoid it, but I guess he felt it was something he had to do.
Last week, Masters DeChambeau revealed he suffered a torn labrum in his left hip and a hairline fracture in his left hand. According to DeChambeau, the hip injury originally occurred when he began his remote odyssey two years ago after slipping on concrete as he felt something “pop” in his hand l last fall. Both injuries worsened to the Saudi international during a ping pong match against Sergio Garcia and Joaquin Niemann.
“We were on marble floors, and they just wiped it off,” DeChambeau told Augusta National. “And I didn’t pay attention to it, I went ‘Charlie Brown’ to myself and went horizontal, then I hit my left hip and my hand at the same time, and it really knocked me out . That’s really when I got to the point where I couldn’t even grip the golf club. I tried to play that week, and it was impossible. I wasn’t even not grabbing with my left hand that week. I was like, this is stupid, I have to take care of my body first and do it right.
DeChambeau went on to explain that doctors advised him to be out for four months; instead, DeChambeau came back on short notice hoping to make a run at the Masters.
However, since DeChambeau returned from injury, the results haven’t been promising. He was eliminated in the round robin phase of WGC-Match Play, missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open by six strokes and had a 76 and an 80 to miss the weekend at the Masters. Things weren’t much better earlier in the year, finishing a distant T-25 in the limited-field Sentry Tournament of Champions and missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.
The 2020 US Open champion fell to 19th in the Official World Golf Rankings and enters the week 217th in the FedEx Cup standings.