Bryson DeChambeau Withdraws From 2022 Sony Open: Here’s Why

Published 01/10/2022, 1:25 PM EST
January 7, 2022; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua Resort – The Plantation Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters


Bryson DeChambeau has surprisingly withdrawn from this week’s Sony Open. He had committed to the event just a few hours before the field closed on Friday. But suddenly, this morning, he decided to withdraw from this week’s PGA Tour event in Honolulu. Despite already being in Hawaii for the recent Sentry Tournament of Champions, he has pulled out from the Sony Open. 

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Apart from Bryson, Brice Garnett, Garrick Higgo, and Troy Merritt have also dropped out from the Sony Open. However, Bryson giving his name at the last moment and then withdrawing seems a little perplexing. 

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Bryson DeChambeau withdraws from the 2022 Sony Open

The 2020 U.S. Open Champion, Bryson DeChambeau has withdrawn from next week’s Sony Open. According to a few reports, Bryson withdrew from the event as he is dealing with wrist soreness. 

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Bryson’s press conference to promote Saudi International that was scheduled for today has also been canceled. Meanwhile, DeChambeau recently competed at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and finished T25 out of 38 players. Even though the result wasn’t the best, this was his first official PGA Tour event since Tour Championship. Hence, there might have been some rust while playing competitive golf.

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Meanwhile, Bryson was trying to smash the ball off the tee last week. He even clocked 200 mph ball speed with ease, and in this process, he might have even caused some injury to his wrist. However, there is no official confirmation of this yet. But hopefully, we will get it soon. 

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Additionally, Sony Open is one of the prestigious events conducted in Hawaii every year. This year the field has players like the defending champion Kevin Na, Hideki Matsuyama, Billy Horschel, Harris English, Jim Furyk, and others. But with players like Bryson DeChambeau and Garrick Higgo withdrawing, fans are sure to feel their absence on the field.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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