Watson Postpones Surgeries
'My original plan was to have both my hip and shoulder treatments about the same time,' said Watson, last year's Player of the Year on the Champions Tour. 'If I was going to be down for one, it made sense to be down for both at about the same time.'
Watson was scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his hip on Tuesday, but cancelled it when he was told the procedure would not guarantee to make him pain-free. He said he would go ahead with surgery on his right shoulder this week or next, but plans changed on Friday.
'I have decided to take the conservative route and alleviate the pain with cortisone and anti-inflammatories, and continue to monitor things and deal with the pain,' said Watson.
Watson will stick to his original plan and shut it down for the remainder of the season. When he was scheduled for surgery, Watson hoped to be back in time for next year's Masters.
Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational
Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs
The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.
Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump
Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.
Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.
Playing with the pros
Tiger, DJ and Faxon
President at the Presidents Cup
Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham
Cart on the green
Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open
Trump golf properties
Reportedly fake TIME covers
Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story
Pros comment on the president
Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017
No. 1: Dec. 18