The wait for PGA Tour star Bryson DeChambeau to return will continue for at least another week. On Tuesday afternoon, DeChambeau officially withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge while still recovering from hand surgery. DeChambeau last played at the Masters before undergoing a procedure on April 14 to repair a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.
"I'm definitely close but don't have the endurance for four full days yet. Getting there," DeChambeau said in a message to Golfweek. "Taking a bit of time to make sure it's fully healed."
DeChambeau discussed having a left-hand injury back at Augusta National, claiming the injury initially occurred from slipping on concrete. The 28-year-old bomber also admitted to suffering a torn left hip labrum from his quest to gain distance with the driver. Both injuries first flared up in February, forcing DeChambeau to withdraw from the Saudi International.
DeChambeau attempted to give it a go at last week's PGA Championship before ultimately deciding to withdraw from the year's second major. Now, Bryson has his sights fully set on returning for The Memorial, where he was the winner in 2018.
"Next week, you never know. I'm going to try to give it a run again and see if it can hold up longer," DeChambeau said at Southern Hills last week. "But Memorial is when I believe I'll have full strength and I'll hopefully be getting it back to 200 mph ball speed and playing the competitive-level golf that I want to play."
Due to multiple injuries, DeChambeau has had quite an uneventful season on Tour. After posting a T-25 finish to kick off the year at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, DeChambeau has missed the cut in each of his past four events. The 2020 U.S. Open winner currently ranks 219th in the FedExCup standings, with only the top 125 qualifying for the playoffs on Aug. 7.
John Huh will take DeChambeau's spot at Colonial Country Club this week.