LIV Golf player FORCED OUT of Washington as Bryson DeChambeau names replacement

Bryson DeChambeau has been forced to name a replacement at LIV Golf Washington after Paul Casey has ruled himself out through injury.

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Wed, 24 May 2023
LIV Golf player FORCED OUT of Washington as Bryson DeChambeau names replacement

Bryson DeChambeau has called up Andy Ogletree into his Crushers GC at LIV Golf Washington this week after team-mate Paul Casey was forced out through a foot injury. 

Casey, 45, was given a special invite to compete in the US PGA Championship last week but despite initially taking up his spot soon decided to WD from the year's second major at Oak Hill.

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According to Crushers GC captain DeChambeau, who finished a respectable T4 at the US PGA, Casey has been fighting a foot injury for a while now.

Casey is expected to return to action for LIV Golf Valderrama at the end of June though, confirmed DeChambeau: 

"His feet have been hurting him a little bit. He's in a place where he's recovering and he'll be good in a couple weeks he told me, so no issues with that."

Crushers GC will therefore this week be represented by DeChambeau, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri and Ogletree. 

Brooks Koepka starts a joint-tournament favourite alongside Cameron Smith after etching his name on the famous Wanamaker Trophy for the third time in his career. 

All LIV Golf teams have been afforded a super sub this season to account for injuries both prior and during tournaments.

It means no four-man team is ever without a fair shot at team glory come the final round. 

Ogletree, 25, recently stepped in for Majesticks GC after Sam Horsfield was forced out prior to the last round in Tulsa earlier this month. 

The American very much excelled too, firing a stunning 8-under 62. 

DeChambeau clearly took note: 

"Kind of hard not to pick him. I’m looking forward to some more good scores out of him. He’s a great kid, great player."

Bryson's not wrong. Despite an indifferent start to his LIV Golf career when he finished bottom of the pile at Centurion on 24-over par, Ogletree has gone back to the drawing board the past 12 months and performed admirably on the Asian Tour. So much so, Ogletree has won twice on the circuit and currently leads the International Series, which is backed by LIV Golf. 

With Horsfield remaining on the sidelines for a "couple of months", the Majesticks have called in their super sub Laurie Canter

Horsfield, a three-time winner on the DP World Tour, took to his social media channels to reveal his latest injury setback

The Majesticks are led by co-captains Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, who have now all resigned their DP World Tour cards. 

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