Golf: Bryson DeChambeau withdraws from The Players Championship

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(REUTERS) – Bryson DeChambeau will miss yet one more match after withdrawing from this week’s The Players Championship at Sawgrass.

DeChambeau confirmed to Golfweek on Sunday evening (March 6) that he would miss the PGA Tour’s so-called fifth Major along with his nagging wrist harm.

He was within the preliminary 144-player discipline launched on Friday for the match in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Kevin Na additionally withdrew on Monday and the PGA Tour confirmed Taylor Moore would take his place.

Na mentioned through Twitter: “I decided to WD from the @THEPLAYERSChamp we are expecting our 3rd child this week!”

DeChambeau informed Golfweek “I did” withdraw, including: “Almost ready… Getting ready for something big. Many plans in the works.”

It’s not clear what these huge plans is likely to be.

The eight-time PGA Tour winner will likely be simply one in every of three Top 50 gamers to overlook the occasion, becoming a member of Phil Mickelson and Harris English.

Korn Ferry Tour graduate Hayden Buckley replaces DeChambeau within the TPC discipline.

DeChambeau completed tied-fourth at TPC in 2020.

DeChambeau, 28, missed the reduce on the Farmers Insurance Open in late January whereas battling hip and hand accidents.

He tried to compete the next week on the Saudi International however withdrew after the primary spherical.

DeChambeau later mentioned he deliberate to play final week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and defend his 2021 title, earlier than altering his thoughts and saying he didn’t wish to power it when he was solely “90 per cent” wholesome.

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