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For the eighth consecutive week, Bryson DeChambeau will not be around for the weekend. After missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open in January, withdrawing from the Saudi International in February and sitting out the last few weeks with a wrist and hip injury, last year's Arnold Palmer Invitational champion has withdrawn from this year's event.

"I've been working hard on my game and working hard on recovery," DeChambeau said in a video. "Man, tough decision right now. I have a lot of work to do to get everything back into order for this week. I just feel like it's too short a time for me to get back 100%, playing at 100% capacity. Right now, I'm like 90%. I just don't want to go out there and hurt myself even more and not be 100% ready for the rest of the season. I don't want to come back early and have to take more time off. It's a hard decision I have to make right now, but I'm going to have to unfortunately not play this week."

DeChambeau won last year's Arnold Palmer Invitational over Lee Westwood, Corey Conners and Jordan Spieth before nearly taking down the Players Championship the following week as well. In his video, DeChambeau stated that he wants to be back for this year's Players (next week), but his body might not be ready then, either.

The eight-time PGA Tour champion made history last year at Bay Hill when he famously carried the lake on the par-5 6th hole, hitting a drive of 370 yards on Saturday in one of the iconic moments of the regular PGA Tour season.

Interestingly, DeChambeau's name has also been associated with the Super Golf League of late. No Laying Up reported a few weeks ago that DeChambeau had told folks he would no longer be playing PGA Tour events. After the Phil Mickelson bombshell interview excerpt emerged -- that lost Lefty nearly every sponsorship he had -- DeChambeau released a statement of his own pledging to play where the best players in the world play, which for now is obviously the PGA Tour.

So, there is a lot going on with DeChambeau, which is almost always true. Between his wrist injury -- prominent at the Farmers where he kept holding it behind his back after swings -- his re-commitment to the PGA Tour (or wherever the best players play), his absence from most of this PGA Tour season (he has just two starts and the season is 40% over) and his eventual reemergence from this bizarre stretch, there is much to follow in the weeks ahead.

Defending titles is a big deal on the PGA Tour, though, and if DeChambeau's injury is still serious enough to keep him out of Bay Hill, it would be mildly surprising to see him at the Players. It's more likely that we see him pop back up at the end of March as Masters prep begins and the first major championship of 2022 begins to come into focus.