Bryson DeChambeau won his fifth PGA Tour title on Sunday, but not before an injury scare that occurred the night before – at a hockey game.
DeChambeau was invited to the Vegas Golden Knights NHL game and was given the duty of “ringing the siren” before the third period of play. But after doing so, DeChambeau looked at his right hand and realized he had a painful blister.
“I was freaking out,” he said after his victory on Sunday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s Open. “I ripped part of my hand off, which is nice.”
Apparently ringing the siren – before the third “quarter,” as he said – was done too vigorously and resulted in a dime-sized blister that he tried to treat on his own with Nu-Skin, which dried up and cracked.
“So now I’m like, “Wow, I’m really in some do-do, not in a good place,” DeChambeau said. “Essentially tried to put some lotion on just to moisturize it a little bit again.”
Eventually, DeChambeau visited with fitness personnel at the tournament and had it taped.
He joked that it “just hurt on every shot” but allowed that “it was manageable. Every time I clenched my first a little bit too hard or hit a shot that was a little bit too steep, I definitely felt a pull on it.”
DeChambeau, 25, shot a final-round 66 to win by one over Patrick Cantlay. It was his first victory of the new season and fifth overall. DeChambeau won three previous times in 2018 at the Memorial, the Northern Trust and the Dell Technologies Championship.