American golfer Bryson DeChambeau has ignored recommendation from his docs and brought a “big danger” to return early from the harm lay-off which he believes has made him a greater individual.
DeChambeau was sidelined for six weeks with hand and hip issues earlier than contesting the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play a fortnight in the past in Austin, the place he received simply half a degree from three matches within the group phases.
The previous US Open champion additionally missed the minimize in final week’s Texas Open and mentioned he’s working on 80 per cent energy heading into this week’s Masters at Augusta Nationwide.
“I am pleased with the truth that I have been capable of get right here in a brief period of time,” DeChambeau mentioned.
“Usually a bone fracture takes 4 months to most likely absolutely heal, I am again right here in two.
“The docs really helpful that I do not come again for some time. And even (coach) Chris (Como) has instructed me ‘you most likely should not play’, though he desires me to play clearly.
“But it surely was an enormous danger a pair weeks in the past. It was most likely not one which my docs really helpful, however I am like, ‘man, this solely comes round annually and I’ve received to offer this a go’.”
DeChambeau, the present world No.19, mentioned he first suffered a partial tear to his hip labrum two years in the past and injured his hand late final yr earlier than exacerbating the issue in a fall whereas enjoying desk tennis in Saudi Arabia in February.
“One of many issues I did not do is maintain my palms and my hip like I ought to have and I went fairly onerous,” the the 28-year-old added.
“Albeit I would not do anything to alter what occurred as a result of it is made me a greater individual due to it, taking six weeks off, realising that golf is not every thing in life.
“I’ve had loads of issues change behind the scenes, which has been superior for me.
“It allowed me to do some fairly cool issues on YouTube and hopefully create an viewers that may see what is going on on in my life and see what I wish to do to offer again to the sport of golf as a lot as I can.”