Wednesday, May 18, 2022. 4:16 PM
(Update : Wednesday, May 18, 2022. 5:05 PM)
TULSA, Okla. – Bryson DeChambeau announced Wednesday that he is renouncing to participate in the PGA Championship, the second major tournament of the season.
DeChambeau wanted to return to the game after a month-long absence due to surgery on his left wrist.
After practicing during the days of Tuesday and Wednesday, he clarified that he was not going to be able to be in the game.
He was originally scheduled to start with his compatriot Max Homa and England’s Tyrrell Hatton in the first two rounds.
Under his forfeit, 95 of the top-100 will take to the Southern Hills course on Thursday for the first round. Denny McCarthy inherited DeChambeau’s spot.
The 28-year-old slugger hasn’t played in a tournament since early April, after missing the weekend rounds at the Masters with a plus-12 overall.
“I’m proud to be here this week,” DeChambeau said in an interview with the Golf Channel. I am proud to have been able to persevere; there’s been a lot of negative lately and golf hasn’t been a lot of fun for me. (…) I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. »
Asked about the condition of his wrist, DeChambeau remained rather discreet: “It is still attached to my body”.
In 2020, DeChambeau had won the US Open at the Winged Foot course for his first career major title. He was then ranked 5th in the world, but has since dropped to 22nd.
Before going under the knife, he had been cut from the weekend rounds three times in four outings. He has only one top-25 in this 2022 season.