Believe it or not, golfers go through injuries as well.
Although it’s not an incredibly physically demanding sport, it’s actually easier to get hurt than you think, especially if you’re a professional golfer.
You have to think, these guys play in tournaments year ’round, and when they aren’t playing in tournaments, they’re practicing, hitting golf balls for eight to 10 hours a day…
Yeah, that can take a toll on your body right there, and we’ve even seen it with arguably the greatest golfer to ever live, Tiger Woods, who may have beaten Jack Nicklaus’s record for most major championships ever if didn’t start to have severe back and knee issues, and of course the brutal car wreck he got into last year that nearly resulted in an amputated leg.
However, I will admit that I’ve never heard of an injury quite like this…
We’re basically talking about an infection inside the buttocks of Scottie Scheffler, the number one golfer in the world at the moment.
Now I have a little bit of empathy for my guy Scottie over here. When you’re walking eighteen holes of golf or more, you can get pretty chafed down there, and it don’t feel good.
However, an infection? That’s a first for me.
Nevertheless, he’s still leading after the first round of the Tour Championship, and he explained the “infection at the top of your butt crack” in an interview withGolf Digest:
“Probably TMI… Yeah, I didn’t ever really plan on telling anybody. It’s kind of one of those things you put on the back burner, and it’s stuff that happens.
Guys deal with injuries over the course of the season, and that one popped up at the wrong time for me when I was playing really well.”
It’s technically called a “Pilonidal cyst,” but in layman’s terms, it’s basically an ingrown hair on steroids.
I feel bad for my guy, he probably feels like he’s on fire every step he takes.\
“It was really hard for me to bend down. It was really hard for me to make a swing on Sunday. Walking was actually extremely difficult.
I don’t know if any of you have ever had something like that, but if you talk to someone that does, it is excruciatingly painful. It was brutal.”
Apparently the injury began during the final round of the British Open in St. Andrews, where he was in contention until he shot a 74 on the final day, taking away his chances of winning.
Not a good time.
It still would be cool to overcome the injury and still win the Tour Championship though.
We’ve all seen those hockey players come out after winning the Stanley Cup and reveal that they played with broken ribs, a fractured jaw and a punctured lung, but hockey players are a different breed.
However, ass infection? That’s a different breed too.
Could you imagine the headlines the next day? “Scottie Scheffler Overcomes Butt Infection To Take Home The Tour Championship.”