Bryson DeChambeau will be missing a shot at the extremely lucrative The PLAYERS Championship down in Florida this week, as he has withdrawn from the said PGA TOUR event. While there has not been a specified reason yet as to why DeChambeau will be skipping the tournament, it's likely that it's because of a hand injury that also forced him to miss the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week.
THE PLAYERS Championship field updates
2022 Puerto Rico Open winner Ryan Brehm (in) > Hayden Buckley (out)
Bryson DeChambeau WD (out) > Hayden Buckley (in)
First alternate: Taylor Moore pic.twitter.com/V8BVW6rhF2
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) March 7, 2022
It's been a while since DeChambeau was last seen in action. His most recent PGA TOUR appearance was in the Farmers Insurance Open last January. Overall, he has only appeared in two events this season, finishing with a T-25 in the Sentry Tournament of Champions before missing the cut in the Farmers Insurance Open.
The PLAYERS Championship has the biggest purse among all single-stroke play PGA TOUR events this season, and that includes the four majors. A total of $20 million will be given away to the top finishers by the end of the week at TPC Sawgrass, and it's a shame that someone like DeChambeau will not be able to try to win the largest cut of that purse. The winner of The PLAYERS Championship will take home a jaw-dropping total of $3.6 million — almost a million more than what Justin Thomas pocketed ($2.7 million) in 2021.