DeChambeau still set for Open bid

13 July 2018 20:30:40 GMTPlus10

Bryson DeChambeau insists he will travel to Carnoustie for next week's Open Championship, despite pulling out of the John Deere Classic with a should injury in round one.

The American won last year's John Deere, but his defence lasted just 15 holes as he called it quits when 3-over with three to play.

"There was some instability in the joint," he explained. "On 2 I hit the shot out of the rough on the right. I just didn't feel great after that. Probably overloaded the muscle and that's something that I got to work on in the future getting a little bit stronger.

"Unfortunately these things happen. You strike a root or whatever in the ground and your wrist is going to hurt. It's just what happens. Unfortunately today this rough got me. Hopefully I can learn from that and get better."

As for the Open Championship, the 24-year-old believes he should still be able to take part.

"Well, if I can get three, four days of good rest in, when I get there on Monday night I'll evaluate it and see how I feel. We are going to go see a doctor now and get it figured it out, and hopefully by next week I'll be ready to go.

"I'm not going to not make the trip. I mean, look, I can still swing and hit a shot. I just don't feel like it would be productive to do so. I don't feel like it's going to be too long of a recovery time.

"I had the same thing kind of happen to me at the Valspar Championship and it was a pretty bad injury on my back.

"I was able to recover and obviously finish second at Arnold Palmer's (event), so, you know, my body is pretty resilient. I'm young. I think I can recover in time."

DeChambeau is 81.00 to win the Open Championship at Carnoustie, having already finished tied 38th at the US Masters and tied 25th at the US Open.

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