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Bryson DeChambeau seeks to deny reports that he is skipping all PGA Tour events


LOS ANGELES — Bryson DeChambeau says he’s not done playing on the PGA Tour.

After reports surfaced on Monday that DeChambeau told Saudi International players earlier this month that he was no longer playing at PGA Tour events, he released a statement on social media in which he denied saying that.

“There are a lot of false reports circulating in the media that are completely inaccurate,” DeChambeau wrote. “Any news regarding my health or my playing schedule will come directly from me and my team only. This is just another inaccurate report. I look forward to getting healthy and seeing everyone soon!”

DeChambeau, 28, did not participate in last week’s WM Phoenix Open and is not participating in this week’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. He withdrew from the second round of the Saudi International with left hand and left hip injuries after shooting 3 of 73 in the first round. He later said he was injured in a fall earlier that week.

Sources told ESPN on Monday that DeChambeau continues to treat his injured left wrist and plans to defend his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., March 3-6.

DeChambeau is one of the most high-profile players on the PGA Tour linked to a Saudi-backed separatist league. London’s Daily Mail reported this month that DeChambeau had been offered $135 million to join the Golf Super League. DeChambeau called the report “false”.

It’s not the first time this month that DeChambeau, the world No. 12 player, has taken to social media to talk about his health and his future. After some suggested that his excessive speed and muscular build in his quest to hit the ball further was causing his body to break down, he hit back on Instagram.

“Everyone needs to relax,” DeChambeau wrote. “Yes, I hurt myself but not hitting him from afar. I slipped and fell this week on Tuesday unfortunately. I probably know some people [won’t] believe me, but it’s the truth. I will be back stronger and better than ever in a few weeks. … Thanks for your concerns and keep hitting bombs!! I’ll be back …”

DeChambeau has appeared in two PGA Tour events this year, finishing tied for 25th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. He missed the cut at last month’s Farmers Insurance Open in Torrey Pines.

He withdrew from the Sony Open in January due to a left wrist injury and saw a muscle specialist in Colorado. He was seen holding her wrist and grabbing her lower back in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren contributed to this report.



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