PLAYING AFTER ADVERSITY
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.