Bryson DeChambeau is opting for surgery on his injured left hand, according to a report from Bob Harig of Sports Illustrated and Morning Read

DeChambeau has not publicly announced his surgery and DeChambeau’s agent has not returned a Golf Digest request for comment. Harig quotes Bobby Peterson, one of the owners of the Professional Long Drivers Association – which is hosting an event DeChambeau was originally supposed to participate in this week – in reporting DeChambeau’s decision.

He’s going to have surgery on Thursday,’’ Peterson told Harig. “It’s unfortunate more for him. I hate that he’s not going to the event. But I hate it more for him. Obviously it’s not good or he wouldn’t be doing that. I know he was trying to avoid it, but I guess he felt it was something he had to do.’’

At last week Masters DeChambeau revealed he suffered a torn left hip labrum and a hairline fracture in his left hand. According to DeChambeau the hip injury originally happened when he began his distance odyssey two years ago after slipping on concrete while he felt something “pop” in his hand last fall. Both injuries were aggravated at the Saudi International during a ping-pong match against Sergio Garcia and Joaquin Niemann.

“We were on some marble floors, and they just wiped it,” DeChambeau explained at Augusta National. “And me not paying attention, I ‘Charlie Brown’d’ myself and went horizontal and then hit my left hip and my hand at the same time, and that really just took me out. That’s really when it just got to the point where I couldn’t even grip the golf club. I tried to play that week, and it was impossible. I was not even gripping with my left hand that week. I was like, this is dumb, I have to go take care of my body first and get it right.”

DeChambeau went on to explain that doctors advised him to sit out for four months; instead DeChambeau returned in less than two in hopes to make a run at the Masters. 

However, since DeChambeau returned from injury the results have not been promising. He was eliminated in the round-robin stage of the WGC-Match Play, missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open by six shots and turned in a 76 and 80 to miss the weekend at the Masters. Things weren’t much better earlier in the year, finishing a distant T-25 in the limited-field Sentry Tournament of Champions and missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open. 

The 2020 US Open champ has fallen to No.19 in the Official World Golf Ranking and enters the week 217th in the FedEx Cup standings.