Bryson DeChambeau withdraws from US PGA Championship on eve of major
Venue: Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma Date: 19-22 May
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Bryson DeChambeau retires from the PGA Championship while recovering from bone repair surgery on his left wrist.
Despite being absent most of the year due to injury, the 2020 U.S. Open champion hopes to play this week.
After training on Tuesday, DeChambeau tweeted that he was “unknown” and “let’s see what happens tomorrow”.
“I have to give him more time,” he said after retiring on Wednesday.
“The power and strength in his left hand is not what he wants,” DeChambeau, number 22 in the world, told the Golf Channel.
“I do not think this week’s game is the right decision for me. For me it’s going to be an extension.
“I could have played a few rounds, but now four days is a long time for me, and I feel tired and tired considering I played half a day.”
The 28-year-old American broke a bone in his hand and injured his hip when he slipped on a marble floor while playing table tennis, forcing him to leave the Saudi national team in February.
DeChambeau ignored the doctors’ advice and went to the Masters in April but underwent surgery after breaking his left wrist.
He was replaced by compatriot Danny McCarthy at the PGA Championship.
The PGA Championship, the second men’s tournament of the year, will take place May 19-22 at the South Hills Country Club in Tulsa.