PLAY­ING AF­TER AD­VER­SITY

Today's Golfer (UK) - - Big Interview -

Paul Azinger Four months af­ter win­ning the 1993 US PGA, he was di­ag­nosed with non-hodgkin lym­phoma in his right shoul­der. Treat­ment in­cluded six months of chemo and five weeks of ra­di­a­tion. He won once more, in 2000.

Erik Comp­ton When he was nine, Comp­ton was di­ag­nosed with vi­ral car­diomy­opa­thy, a con­di­tion where the heart mus­cle is in­flamed and un­able to pump as hard as it should. He’s had two suc­cess­ful heart trans­plants.

Jose Maria Olaz­a­bal Ol­lie suf­fered rheuma­toid arthri­tis in the mid-1990s, but bat­tled back to win his sec­ond Green Jacket at Au­gusta in 1999.

Ken Duke It took Duke nearly 20 years to reg­is­ter his first PGA Tour win. He had a 16in metal rod at­tached to his spine when he was 15 be­cause of sco­l­io­sis.

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