Bryson DeChambeau had wrist surgery


KETTERING, Ohio — Bryson DeChambeau said he underwent surgery Thursday for a left wrist fracture that has plagued him for the past two months and will likely keep him out of the PGA championship.

DeChambeau said on Instagram the surgery at Kettering Medical Center was for the hamate’s broken hook.

The former US Open champion says he slipped on a marble floor while playing table tennis in Saudi Arabia and landed 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 of match play, missed the cut at the Texas Open and said he was at 80 percent at the Masters. In the second round at the Augusta National, he shot 80 and missed the cut.

“I’ve attempted to play through this injury at three recent events, including the Masters, but this is typically an injury that requires surgical treatment,” DeChambeau said. “Persistent discomfort from the fracture has resulted in me changing my grip and swing which has resulted in me not being able to compete at the highest level in golf. It wasn’t easy for me physically and mentally.”

DeChambeau said he will be taking appropriate time off to rest and recover and he looks forward to “competing at the highest level within the next two months.”

The PGA Championship begins in five weeks, May 19-22, at Southern Hills in Tulsa. The US Open takes place a month later at the Country Club outside of Boston. Bryson DeChambeau had wrist surgery


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