American player Jeff Overton has come through “life-threatening” surgery after suffering from a spinal infection.
Overton was a member of the 2010 US Ryder Cup team, but has featured in just two tournaments during the last 10 months.
His wife, Christina, has explained that absence by revealing that a back injury became infected and Overton was forced to go under the knife to save his life.
“After several months off due to a herniated disc, Jeff underwent a minimally invasive procedure in hopes of improving the area,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Through the procedure he acquired a life-threatening infection in his spine, forcing him to have an emergency surgery.
“After a month in the hospital and acute rehab center, many nights of excruciating pain and uncertainty… we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.”
Matt Cooper is in Rabat all this…
Alvaro Quiros battled to a 70 in windy conditions at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam to open up a one-shot lead after the second round of the Trophee Hassan II.
Two lesser known golfers on the Ladies European Tour made their move on the second day of the Lalla Meryem Cup at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.
Matt Cooper is in Rabat all this week, reporting from the Trophee Hassan II and Lalla Meryem Cup.
Welshman Bradley Dredge and Alvaro Quiros of Spain both shot five-under-par 67s to lead the way after the opening day of the Trophee Hassan II
South Africa’s Nicole Garcia was in sparkling form on day one of the Ladies European Tour event at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat.