Defending Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Bryson DeChambeau will not attempt to defend his title at Bay Hill Membership & Lodge this week due to a lingering left hand damage.
DeChambeau received the 2021 occasion by 1 shot over Lee Westwood for his eighth profession PGA Tour victory. DeChambeau withdrew from the API on Monday and might be changed by Scott Piercy within the subject.
In a social media put up over the weekend, DeChambeau revealed that he was recovering from a bone bruise in his left hand.
“I have been hitting numerous balls within the simulator, I have been working arduous on my sport and dealing arduous on restoration,” DeChambeau mentioned in a video posted to his Twitter account on Monday. “Man, it is a robust resolution proper now. I’ve numerous work to do to get the whole lot again into order for this week, and I simply really feel that it is too wanting time for me to get again taking part in at 100% capability.
“Proper now, I am at like 90 p.c. I simply do not need to go on the market and damage myself much more and never be 100% prepared for the remainder of the season. I do not need to come again early after which must take extra time without work.”
DeChambeau, 28, has competed in solely two official PGA Tour occasions this season, ending tied for twenty fifth on the Sentry Match of Champions and lacking the lower on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open in early January. He’s 196th within the FedEx Cup standings.
He withdrew from the second spherical of the Saudi Worldwide earlier this month due to left hand and left hip accidents after taking pictures 3-over 73 within the first spherical. He later mentioned he was damage in a fall earlier that week.
DeChambeau mentioned he hopes to make his subsequent begin at subsequent week’s Gamers Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
“As of proper now, I simply can’t threat going on the market and have it re-aggravate,” he mentioned. “It has been one of many hardest moments in my life as a result of I am not in a position to do a lot. Though I can hit some golf balls, it is not absolutely snug. It has been irritating.”
DeChambeau is without doubt one of the highest-profile PGA Tour gamers who was linked to a Saudi-backed breakaway league. The Each day Mail of London reported this month that he had been supplied $135 million to hitch the Tremendous Golf League. DeChambeau referred to as the report “mistaken.”
DeChambeau mentioned in a Feb. 20 assertion that he mentioned he would proceed competing on the PGA Tour.
“Whereas there was numerous hypothesis surrounding my help for one more tour, I need to make it very clear that so long as one of the best gamers on the planet are taking part in the PGA Tour, so will I,” he mentioned. “As of now, I’m centered on getting myself wholesome and competing once more quickly. I admire all of the help.”