Retief Back After Five Months Out

The silky smooth swinging South African Retief Goosen is all ready to play his first tournament of the year and his first for five months in South Africa at the Volvo Golf Champions after undergoing major back surgery at the beginning of August.

The two-time major winner, took a long break to fix a “totally disintegrated” disc, but Goosen has recovered faster than doctors thought and is set to make a comeback six weeks ahead of schedule which originally was due to be in mid February.

Goosen said: “I’m very excited about the New Year. Obviously the last three years have been pretty bad. I tried everything last year…injections, loads of physio but in the end I had no choice but to have the operation”.

Hopefully the transition back into golf goes well for Retief, he’s a great player to watch and has been missed by the guys on tour. He has one of the best swings in the world and I hope he makes a full recovery and is back at the top of the leaderboard in no time.


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