John Deere Classic: Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau withdraws with shoulder injury

Bryson DeChambeau didn't get to finish his title defense at this week's John Deere Classic.

Bryson DeChambeau salutes the crowd   -  Getty Images

Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the John Deere Classic Thursday with a right shoulder injury.

The defending champion, who has five top-5 finishes this season, left after 15 holes. He was 3-over par at the time. DeChambeau attempted to tee off on the par-3 16th, but felt pain in his back swing. 

With the leader at 9 under after Round 1, it seemed smart for DeChambeau to go home and rest with the Open Championship next week.

DeChambeau is in line to make his first Ryder Cup appearance this fall after a breakout season.

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