The surgery, performed by Arizona Cardinals team orthopedist Dr. Russell Chick, was a simple procedure and deemed a success by Dr. Chick. A quick recovery is expected.
Calcavecchia first noticed a problem while playing in the Wednesday pro-am at the Phoenix Open on Jan. 22nd. He felt the knee pop, but decided to play in the tournament anyway. He finished in a tie for 49th, then had a tie for 51st the following week at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
However, after not playing at the AT&T Pebble Beach, Calc came back to shoot 8-under in the Buick Invitational, good enough for eighth place. But he had had enough of the discomfort.
He will have the knee re-examined on Monday and is hoping to be back in time for the March 13th start of the Honda Classic, a tournament he has started 15 consecutive years. He is a two-time champion at the event.