First, of course, no one can have missed Tiger Woods and his “strained neck,” which is fairly odd – to be suffering from a strained neck for weeks, that is.
Word comes now that Jason Day has WD’d from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after 6 holes with a pretty serious -sounding back injury.
From the Golf Channel’s Will Gray:
In the article on GolfChannel.com to which Will linked, we get more:
According to Day, an MRI Monday in Orlando revealed an annular tear in the disc between his L4 and L5 vertebrae along with additional “facet problems.”
Day limited his practice early in the week at Bay Hill but had hoped the injury would improve once he began the opening round.
Yeah… not so sure about that optimistic assessment. I’d call it “whistling past the graveyard” of Modern Golf Swinger career longevity.
I thought he’d begun to get away from the Modern Madness when I blogged about his “stealth heel lift” last May:
… but the nature of this injury doesn’t suggest that he’s still restricting his hips and torquing the lower back – it fairly screams that fact.
Despite the diagnosis, Day remains optimistic that he’ll be able to tee it up next week at The Players, another event he won back in 2016.
“It’s too early to tell right now,” he said. “I think it’s just rest, to be honest, and hopefully I’ll be ready by next week.”
Here’s something I can tell you all – the clock is ticking on Jason Day’s playing days, and it just got a lot louder.
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