DeChambeau Explains Injuries After Saudi International Withdrawal

The 28-year-old cited “left hand and hip" injuries as he was forced to withdraw from the Saudi International

DeChambeau hits a wood
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Bryson DeChambeau has had a busy week at the Saudi International, with it being reported by  Sportsmail, that the 28-year-old has been offered an astounding £100 million to be the poster boy of the breakaway Saudi Golf League. However, the American has gone on to deny the report.

 DeChambeau has also been catching attention on the course, with the former US Open champion withdrawing from the Saudi International sighting “left hand and hip" injuries, something that has plagued the American since the start of 2022 as he has withdrawn from two events already this season.

DeChambeau hits an iron shot

Bryson has had two withdrawals and one T25 finish in 2022.

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Although it is unclear how the wrist and hip injuries have occurred, many believe it is a reaction to him searching for huge swing speeds and building his body in a short space of time...

When the wrist injury forced him to withdraw from the Sony Open, DeChambeau’s agent, Brent Falkoff, told Golf Channel he was dealing with “soreness” and that the injury had “flared up in recent weeks.” Last week, at the Farmers Insurance Open, the issue was clearly still awry, as he was visibly uncomfortable during his round at Torrey Pines, with Golf Channel’s analyst, Sir Nick Faldo, stating: “He’s hurt himself. Something is biting him down there.”  

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DeChambeau, who took to his YouTube channel to detail his recovery, said: “The wrist isn’t feeling that great. I didn’t have anything really happen. I probably could have played but I didn’t want to aggravate it anymore. One of those precautionary measures for me for the rest of the year.

“It’s not a joint, it’s not anything, but it doesn’t feel great. I’ve been working on it for about 3-4 weeks now and it hasn’t gotten better.”

In compensating for the wrist, it has emerged that his core and back have perhaps started to flare up. The 28-year-old stated that his: "Core, trunk rotation and flexion is something that was really bad about four-five years ago." However, the American has powered through over the last few years, with DeChambeau saying: "I’ve learned a lot how to bandaid my back with [trainer Greg Roskopf].”

Although the severity of the actual injury is unclear and whether it is a temporary problem that could cause harm going forward, DeChambeau will be hoping for a quick fix as he heads towards the busy period of the season.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x