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Bryson DeChambeau targets two-month return from wrist surgery

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Apr 8, 2022; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Bryson DeChambeau tees off on no. 12 during the second round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-Augusta Chronicle/USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-Augusta Chronicle/USA TODAY Sports

Bryson DeChambeau underwent surgery on his left wrist Thursday and told his social media followers he plans to return to competition within two months’ time.

DeChambeau, 28, missed roughly two months of the PGA Tour season earlier this year while fighting through a torn labrum in his hip and a fractured hamate bone in his left wrist.

He briefly returned in late March and lost all three group-stage matches at the WGC-Match Play. He missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open and the Masters, where he told reporters he was playing against doctors’ orders.

DeChambeau’s second-round 80 at Augusta National Golf Club was the worst round of his professional career. He has not made a cut since the first week of January.

“I made attempts to play through this injury at three recent events, including the Masters, but this is typically an injury that requires surgical treatment,” DeChambeau wrote on social media. “Through continued discomfort from the fracture, it has caused me to alter my grip and swing, resulting in my inability to compete at golf’s highest level. This has not been easy physically and mentally for me.

“For now, I will be taking the appropriate time needed to rest and recover from this procedure and look forward to competing at the highest level within the next two months.”

That timeline all but assures that DeChambeau will miss the PGA Championship, the second major of the season scheduled for May 19-22 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

He could be back for the U.S. Open, the championship where he won his lone major title in 2020. This year’s edition is set for June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

–Field Level Media