Romero to return from hand injury at Tour Champ.


Andres Romero is set to return to work this week at the Tour Championship, less than eight weeks after injuring his hand at the Barracuda Championship.

Romero broke a bone in his right hand during the third round at Montreux Golf & Country Club when he punched a sign on the 15th tee box.

Romero underwent surgery in Argentina in early August and, according to his manager Chris Castleberry, he started hitting golf balls two weeks ago.

“We’ve been surprised with the speed he’s been able to come back,” Castleberry said. “His most recent X-Rays showed that everything is perfect.”

Castleberry said that Romero is around 90 percent and isn’t experiencing any pain at impact.

The 34-year-old winner of the 2008 Zurich Classic finished the season 161st on the FedEx Cup point list and needs a solid week at TPC Sawgrass to secure his status for next season.

He will also have one event next season to earn 146 FedEx Cup points (or $125,217) to secure his status under a major medical exemption.