“Comeback Kids” to watch in The 2018 Masters | Lemak Health

Challenges for most golfers are often identified within their short or long game. Not just noted for the long drives and the slower pace for contenders, but golf is really a game of endurance. The long game, where power, distance, and endurance are required so that the player's ball can approach the putting green in as few strokes as possible. Endurance is most needed, however, for many golfers who lack proper technique, and in the end, suffer from acute or overuse injuries.


While they are nothing short of phenomenal PGA athletes, Fred “Boom Boom” Couples, Tiger Woods, and Dustin Johnson have all been coined “the comeback kids” to watch during The 2018 Masters at Augusta National this week and they are surely proving to comeback from previous injuries as leading contenders so far.


Tony Finau endured an ankle injury Wednesday morning while celebrating a momentous Masters hole in one on a Par 3. It was confirmed after an MRI that Finau had dislocated his ankle, but he wasn't going to let that stop him. A few seconds after the injury occurred, Finau calmly popped the joint back into place and stood back up. Finau said this morning he was "optimistic" about playing. That is what we call endurance.


A career-threatening back injury for former world No. 1 amateur, Patrick Cantlay is notably making a comeback in Augusta as well. Cantlay has shown a great deal of endurance over the years, essentially he’s lost roughly four years of his pro career from the summer of 2012 to early 2017 with a stress fracture in his L5 vertebrae that forced him to sit out three, seven, 15 and 14 months between aborted returns.


Upon returning to The Masters, he said, “There’s not a lot of give up in me,” he said. “I thought maybe there was a chance my back would never feel good enough to play again. But, fortunately, I feel great. I knew if I could get 100 percent healthy, everything else would take care of itself.” We couldn’t agree more. At Lemak Health, we believe that the whole body cannot be healthy unless each part is healthy.


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