Why Bryson DeChambeau received physical therapy during U.S. Open

Bryson DeChambeau dominated the leaderboard throughout Round 3 of the U.S. Open, showcasing his prowess on the greens. However, the 30-year-old LIV golfer encountered a minor hiccup during Saturday’s action at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.

Midway through the round, DeChambeau, known for his meticulous approach to the game, found himself grappling with tightness in his right hip. Ever the professional, he promptly requested physical therapy after completing 10 holes.

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Despite the setback, DeChambeau managed to wrap up Saturday’s play at an impressive 7 under overall, posting a solid 3 under for Round 3 alone.

As the tournament heads into its final day, golf enthusiasts are keeping a keen eye on DeChambeau’s injury status and how it might impact his performance. Will this hip issue throw a wrench into his bid for the U.S. Open title, or will Bryson’s resilience and skill prevail on the course? Stay tuned for more updates on this compelling storyline at the 2024 U.S. Open.

 

Bryson DeChambeau injury updates

9:11 p.m.: Following his remarkable Round 3 performance, where he led the U.S. Open leaderboard at 7 under, Bryson DeChambeau candidly addressed his ongoing right hip injury. The 30-year-old golfer revealed that it’s a persistent issue he’s been managing for quite some time.

“Yeah, it was tougher to get through on a couple shots. It’s OK. I’ve had it for a long time now. It’s just something that popped up,” DeChambeau commented, reflecting on the challenges posed by his hip during the tournament.

He attributed the strain partly to his demanding schedule on the PGA Tour and rigorous training regimen. “The two weeks I had off after PGA, I was really grinding and focusing on some stuff there. I wasn’t really able to rest,” he explained. “I’ve just been pushing myself a little bit, pushing the horse a bit. Consequently, that’s going to happen.”

9:07 p.m.: DeChambeau made history by becoming the first player to score below 70 in all three initial rounds at Pinehurst during the U.S. Open.

6:29 p.m.: Despite receiving treatment for his hip after the 10th hole, DeChambeau continued his strong performance with a birdie on the 11th, maintaining his lead at 7 under for the tournament and 3 under for the day.

6:12 p.m.: Viewers caught sight of DeChambeau lying on the ground in the woods receiving physical therapy on his right hip immediately after finishing the 10th hole. Drone footage captured the moment during the live broadcast.

Bryson DeChambeau’s Injury History: DeChambeau’s battle with right hip soreness is the latest in a series of injuries he has faced since turning professional in 2016.

Known for his determination to play through adversity, DeChambeau demonstrated his resilience during Round 3 of the U.S. Open, where he sought physical therapy mid-round but returned to the course to birdie the 11th hole.

The LIV golfer has experienced several setbacks, including left hand and left hip injuries throughout his career. In 2022, he revealed playing at less than full capacity due to a hairline fracture in his left hand and a torn labrum in his left hip. “I’m probably around 80% right now,” DeChambeau disclosed to Sports Illustrated. “I can’t go all out. I can’t do any speed training sessions. I can’t practice for excessive hours like I have to (be able to) figure stuff out.”

In April 2022, DeChambeau underwent wrist surgery to address persistent discomfort in his left hand. He had been managing left hip pain for over two years leading up to the 2022 season.