SUGAR GROVE, In poor health. — Bryson DeChambeau spent the previous 4 months recovering from surgical procedure on his left wrist, however he says he is effectively sufficient to compete in one other long-drive competitors later this month.
DeChambeau stated Thursday that he plans to compete within the Skilled Lengthy Drivers Affiliation World Championship from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Mesquite, Nevada.
Earlier than competing within the long-drive world championship final yr, DeChambeau complained of wrecking his palms throughout coaching for the occasion. That contest got here two days after he competed within the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
DeChambeau had surgical procedure on his left wrist on April 14. He stated docs carried out the surgical procedure to restore a fractured hook of the hamate bone.
“I did not prepare my hand [last year], so the hook of the hamate is now gone,” DeChambeau advised ESPN on Thursday. “They shaved it right down to the bone. It would not get impacted in any respect. It is taken 4 months for it to totally heal. I’ve had instances the place it is harm earlier than, however I’ve no points now.”
DeChambeau, who was one of many longest hitters on the PGA Tour earlier than defecting to the LIV Golf circuit, stated he has reached membership speeds of 216 to 217 mph throughout current coaching.
DeChambeau completed seventh in final yr’s long-drive world championship. He superior to the ultimate day of competitors; his longest drive was 406 yards.
“There was no ache, no nothing, no points,” DeChambeau stated. “The one factor goes to be endurance, and that is why I will prepare to ensure it is OK. I will prepare my hand, which I did not do earlier than. I am trying ahead to hitting it far.”