DeChambeau will make last-minute decision on whether to compete at US PGA Championship

World No 22 needs more time to make the call over his wrist injury

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Bryson DeChambeau says he will make a tee-time decision on whether to compete in this week's PGA Championship.

DeChambeau, who has appeared infrequently on the PGA Tour this season due to a wrist injury, said he was heading to the course to try to play the second major of the season at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

"On my way to Southern Hills CC," DeChambeau told his Twitter followers. "Going to test how I am feeling over these next couple days and decide on whether to compete. Looking forward to being in Tulsa."

DeChambeau underwent surgery on his left wrist on April 14 to repair a fractured hamate bone. At the time, he said he looked forward to "competing at the highest level within the next two months," a timeline that put the PGA Championship in serious doubt.

The long-driving 28-year-old missed much of the start of the season with the injury, along with a minor labrum tear in his hip. He played the Masters in April and missed the cut, shooting a 76 and an 80, before deciding to have surgery later that week.

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DeChambeau won the US Open in 2020 a month after posting his best career finish at the PGA, where he tied for fourth place. He made the cut in all four majors last season but did not finish in the top 20 at any.

If DeChambeau, ranked No 22 in the world, withdraws from the PGA Championship by Thursday, first alternate Denny McCarthy would replace him in the field.

Three of the world's top 26 players have already withdrawn from the tournament.

World No 20 Sungjae Im of South Korea has Covid-19, No 23 Paul Casey of England has back issues and No 26 Harris English has a hip injury.

Updated: May 17, 2022, 12:49 PM
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