My week began as normal. I wrote my weekly blog entry on Tuesday evening and recapped the trials and tribulations from the week prior. The Humana Challenge was indeed...a challenge. I talked about the difficulty in shaking off my winter rust and the confidence I had in the weeks and months ahead. I spoke about how my family traveled from God's Country to spend the week with me in the desert. The weather was perfect and it was certainly a nice change from their "everyday January." The blog was ready to post but at the last minute...I chose to wait.
Why did I wait??? Well, to be honest...I waited because I had a hunch. A hunch that unfortunately became reality.
After a frustrating round of golf on Thursday, I decided that it was in my best interest to withdraw from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Once again you ask...Why? Well, I withdrew because I decided that it was finally TIME.
On Monday morning at 8am, I have an appointment in Vail, Colorado, with the most renown and respected hip doctor in the United States. Dr. Marc Philippon and his staff at The Steadman Clinic will run a series of Bio-Motion tests as well as a MRI to determine the future of my left hip. If surgery (which seems very obvious to me) is necessary, I will go under the knife on Tuesday morning.
So what does this mean in regards to the 2013 Season? I have no idea...I will find out on Monday.
There is good news however. Dr. Philippon and his staff are the best of the best. I will be in good hands and I will listen, trust and value their opinion. They have repaired the hips of a countless number of professional athletes who have suffered from major ailments...some of which include Alex Rodriguez, Greg Norman, and Brandt Snedeker. I spoke with Brandt on Friday morning and his recommendation and insight played a pivotal part in my decision to visit Dr. Philippon and his staff.
I will keep everyone updated. Thank you as always for your continued support.