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DeChambeau Withdraws from John Deere Classic

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the John Deere Classic Thursday after an apparent right shoulder injury. 

DeChambeau addressed reporters with an ice wrap around his shoulder and told the media he felt it on the second hole while taking a swing out of the rough. He played through it and seemed to be feeling alright throughout the front nine. 

However, it was clear something wasn't right with the mad scientist as his round continued on. He made it to the 15th hole before enough was enough for him. He was currently 3-over at the time he decided to withdraw. 



"It's really unfortunate, especially with how well I was hitting it coming into this week," DeChambeau said. "I don't know. Life just throws you curveballs and you just got to work with them. It's not fun."

It's a tough blow for DeChambeau considering The Open at Carnoustie is next week but, DeChambeau said he's still going to make the trip to Scotland. 

"I'm not going to not make the trip," he said. "I mean, I feel like-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 a recovery time."

"I had the same kind of thing kind of happen to me at Valspar," he added, "and it was a pretty bad injury on my back. I was able to recover and obviously finish second at Arnold Palmer, so, you know, my body is pretty resilient." 

DeChambeau is currently 6th in the FedEx Cup standings, which was the highest of any player at the John Deere Classic. 

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