KETTERING, Ohio (AP) – Bryson DeChambeau says he underwent surgery on his left wrist on Thursday for a hamate fracture that has bothered him for the past two months and is likely to keep him out of the PGA Championship.
DeChambeau said on Instagram that the operation at Kettering Medical Center was for the broken hook on the hamat.
The former US Open champion says he slipped on a marble floor in Saudi Arabia while playing table tennis, landing on his hip and hand. He withdrew after the first round of Saudi International and did not return for seven weeks before Match Play. He played three rounds at Match Play, missed the cut at the Texas Open and said at the Masters that he had 80%. He shot 80 the second round at Augusta National and missed the cut.
“I made attempts to get through this injury at three recent events, including the Masters, but this is typically an injury that requires surgical treatment,” DeChambeau said. “Through continued discomfort from the break, it has caused me to change my grip and swing, resulting in my inability to compete at the highest level of golf. It has not been easy physically and mentally for me.”
DeChambeau said he would take appropriate time off to rest and recover, and he looked forward to “competing at the highest level within the next two months.”
The PGA Championship starts in five weeks, 19.-22. May, in the Southern Hills of Tulsa. The US Open is a month later at The Country Club outside Boston.