Bryson DeChambeau to have surgery on fractured left hand, timetable for return uncertain
Bryson DeChambeau will have surgery on his left hand, which he injured in February, according to a member of his management team.
The surgery is scheduled for later this week to repair a fractured hamate bone in his left hand he sustained while playing Ping-Pong at the Saudi International. He withdrew from the Asian Tour event and took more than a month off before returning to competition.
DeChambeau failed to advance out of pool play at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and he missed the cut at the Texas Open and the Masters following rounds of 76-80.
At Augusta National, DeChambeau said he was swinging at about “80 percent” and confirmed that surgery on his hand was an option.
“I can’t go all out. I can’t do any speed training sessions. I can’t practice for excessive hours like I have to [be able to] figure stuff out,” said DeChambeau, who also is dealing with a minor tear in his left labrum.
According to one longtime PGA Tour trainer, the recovery period for surgery on the hamate bone is 10-12 weeks, which would make next month’s PGA Championship unlikely. June’s U.S. Open, which DeChambeau won in 2020, would be a more likely target for a possible return to competition, depending how his surgery goes.
Sports Illustrated first reported DeChambeau’s pending surgery.