Bryson DeChambeau hasn’t been very active in the 2021-22 PGA Tour season mainly because of issues with his hand and hips. But with The Masters creeping up, DeChambeau is trying to ramp up his activity with the hopes of joining the Augusta major. DeChambeau is, in fact, going to participate in this week’s WGC-Match Play, though, he admits that he is far from 100%.
Via Mike Hall of Golf Monthly:
DeChambeau, who also didn’t rule out needing surgery on his injured hand at some point, is stepping up his plans to get as close to full fitness as he can for The Masters in two weeks. He took part in a practice round – his first of any kind since February – on Tuesday, and also intends to play next week’s Valero Texas Open. Nevertheless, he is realistic about his chances of reaching top gear in the final tournament before the first Major of the year. He explained: “Am I going fully at it? No. Not even close. I won’t be able to go at it until probably Augusta time.”
The last time DeChambeau saw PGA Tour action was way back in January at the Farmers Insurance Open where he didn’t even make the cut. He’s only played in two Tour events this season. DeChambeau is hoping that the remaining time before The Masters will be enough for him to feel ready for the major. The 28-year-old DeChambeau has won a major before, topping the field in the 2020 edition of the US Open, but has yet to strike gold in the other majors. His best finish in five starts at The Masters was a T21 in 2016.