Bryson DeChambeau WDs of Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial | Golf News and Tour Information

The wait for Bryson DeChambeau’s return continues.

The 2020 US Open champion withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial on Tuesday as he is still not ready to compete after hand surgery in April.

“I’m definitely close but I don’t have the stamina for a full four days yet. Getting there,” DeChambeau said in a message to Golf week. “Take some time to make sure he’s fully healed.”

DeChambeau practiced last week in Southern Hills before ultimately deciding to retire from the PGA Championship, so it was a bit of a surprise to see his name in the PGA Tour’s Friday night exit from the Colonial field. DeChambeau underwent surgery on his hamate bone in his left hand after the Masters last month, an operation that was originally meant to keep him out until the US Open at Brookline.

Still, chances are DeChambeau will be in the pack next week at the Memorial, especially since he’s a former champion at Muirfield Village.

Prior to the surgery, DeChambeau revealed to Augusta National that he suffered a torn labrum in his left hip and a hairline fracture in his left hand. According to DeChambeau, the hip injury originally happened when he began his remote odyssey two years ago. Last fall, he felt something “pop” in his hand after slipping on concrete. Both injuries worsened to the Saudi international during a ping pong match against Sergio Garcia and Joaquin Niemann.

It was an unforgettable season for DeChambeau, starting the year with a distant T-25 in the limited-field Sentry Tournament of Champions and missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open. He was a mid-tournament WD of the Saudi after the injury, and although doctors advised him to rest his injuries for four months, he returned in two in hopes of a Masters race. However, he missed the cuts in his preparation for Augusta National in appearances at the WGC-Dell Match Play and the Valero Texas Open, and also had a quick exit at the Masters.

John Huh will take DeChambeau’s place in the field.

Michael C. Ford