Bryson DeChambeau WDs from Sony Open days after committing to event


Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the Sony Open Monday morning.

DeChambeau was a surprise late commitment to this week’s tournament contested at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, his name attached publicly to the event for the first time on Friday afternoon when the field was finalized.

Though no reason was officially given for pulling out as of writing, the Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner reports that DeChambeau is dealing with wrist soreness. DeChambeau’s scheduled press conference to promote the Saudi International was also canceled Monday.

DeChambeau played all four rounds at the no-cut Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui over the weekend, finishing T-25 out of 38 players. It was his first official event since the Tour Championship at East Lake in September. DeChambeau did play later that month in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, where he went 2–0–1 to help the Americans defeat Team Europe. He also competed in a Long Drive contest and made an appearance at the Hero World Challenge in December.

Brice Garnett, Garrick Higgo and Troy Merritt also dropped out of the Sony Open Monday morning. The Sony Open begins Thursday; Kevin Na is the defending champ.

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