Golfer Bryson DeChambeau deems himself ready for world long-drive championship

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SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Bryson DeChambeauHe has spent the last four months recovering from surgery on his left hand. However, he is now well enough to compete later in the month in a long-drive competition.

Thursdays announcement by DeChambeau indicated that he plans on competing in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship, which will be held in Mesquite in Nevada, from Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

DeChambeau had complained about his hands being ruined during training for last years long-drive championship. He won the contest two days after he had competed in Whistling Straits Ryder Cup.

DeChambeau had wrist surgery on April 14. According to DeChambeau, the surgery was performed to fix a fractured hook in the hamate bones.

I didn’t train my hand [last year]DeChambeau said that the hook of the hamate was now gone. They shaved the meat to the bone. It doesnt get impacted at any time. It took four months for the wound to heal completely. Its been hurt in the past, but now its painless.

DeChambeau was a long-hitter on the PGA Tour, before he defected to the LIV Golf circuit. He claimed that he reached club speeds of 216-217 mph during his recent training.

DeChambeau placed seventh in the last years long drive world championship. He reached the final day of competition with a longest drive of 406 yards.

DeChambeau stated that there was no pain, no no nothing, and no issues. The only thing that will be important is endurance. Thats why Im going train to make sure its OK. I will train my hand, something I have never done before. I look forward to hitting it far.

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