Bryson DeChambeau shot off some “false claims” about his health and future playing schedule after an Instagram comment on Charley Hoffman’s scorched-earth post helped fan the rumor flames of the Saudi Arabia-backed Super Golf League’s threat to the PGA Tour.
On Monday afternoon, the 28-year-old announced on Twitter that he was “extremely disappointed” to be unable to compete in this week’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, which also happens to be one of his “favorite golf courses on Tour.” Due to a hip and hand injuries, DeChambeau is unable to play.
When asked if he would defend his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando next month, DeChambeau replied “Yes” in a text message to Golfweek’s Steve DiMeglio on Monday.
I am very disappointed to miss the @thegenesisinv this week at one of my favorite golf courses on tour. I am currently in the process of rehabbing a hip and hand injury, which I am making positive progress on day by day.
— Bryson DeChambeau (@b_dechambeau) February 14, 2022