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So, in a three day Club Championship.  After first round, I'm ahead by six strokes.  Second round I'm holding off perfect play from the reigning champion at even for the tournament going into the 13th.  I hit a shot into GUR in the desert, I drop and when I swing.  I hit an embedded rock and injure my hand.  Xrays are good, just a strain but it's hard to swing a club when you cant grip one properly.  

I still want to win this thing.  So what advice would you give to comeback from seven strokes to win?

Note: I'm a 4 handicap...with a good hand, lol

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1 hour ago, deenic said:

So, in a three day Club Championship.  After first round, I'm ahead by six strokes.  Second round I'm holding off perfect play from the reigning champion at even for the tournament going into the 13th.  I hit a shot into GUR in the desert, I drop and when I swing.  I hit an embedded rock and injure my hand.  Xrays are good, just a strain but it's hard to swing a club when you cant grip one properly.  

I still want to win this thing.  So what advice would you give to comeback from seven strokes to win?

Note: I'm a 4 handicap...with a good hand, lol

So you're hurt, you can't grip the club properly, and you're 7 strokes behind.  Two words of advice:

Next Year!

Of course, I'd just load up on ibuprofen before I left the house and hope for the best.  But its hard to expect very much when you can't grip properly.

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Avoid injure yourself even worst. WD, heal and come back next year. 

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Withdraw.  

Don’t risk greater injury.  Even healthy, you’re likely too far behind to have any kind of reasonable chance.  

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Agreed. 7 strokes is hard to come back from even when totally healthy.

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2 hours ago, David in FL said:

Withdraw.  

Don’t risk greater injury.  Even healthy, you’re likely too far behind to have any kind of reasonable chance.  

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Justin Rose's rally from eight shots behind in the WGC-HSBC Champions tied for the third-biggest comeback in PGA Tour history. A look at the top nine.

 

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1 minute ago, snapfade said:
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Justin Rose's rally from eight shots behind in the WGC-HSBC Champions tied for the third-biggest comeback in PGA Tour history. A look at the top nine.

 

Thank you for helping make my point.

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5 minutes ago, David in FL said:

Thank you for helping make my point.

Non of them had a busted hand. 

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7 hours ago, deenic said:

So, in a three day Club Championship.  After first round, I'm ahead by six strokes.  Second round I'm holding off perfect play from the reigning champion at even for the tournament going into the 13th.  I hit a shot into GUR in the desert, I drop and when I swing.  I hit an embedded rock and injure my hand.  Xrays are good, just a strain but it's hard to swing a club when you cant grip one properly.  

I still want to win this thing.  So what advice would you give to comeback from seven strokes to win?

Note: I'm a 4 handicap...with a good hand, lol

If you started 6 ahead but now have dropped to 7 back with a strained hand that cannot grip a club, I think you have your answer. 🙂

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I put Kinesiology Tape on my hand, wrapped it up in a snug right handed glove and worked on my grip and swing today for a couple of hours.  Since the doctor said it wasn't broke, I figured a little pain for a lot of gain.  Luckily I was able to grip the club to about 80% of normal but actually hit pretty well.  It's still pretty sore but I've been icing it and taking ibuprofen.  I'm not really the kind to give up, so tomorrow I hope I'm able to come back and post how I won by one shot in a playoff...

Either way, I'm going to make her sweat and give her a good run at it.  Wish me luck!

 

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7 hours ago, deenic said:

I put Kinesiology Tape on my hand, wrapped it up in a snug right handed glove and worked on my grip and swing today for a couple of hours.  Since the doctor said it wasn't broke, I figured a little pain for a lot of gain.  Luckily I was able to grip the club to about 80% of normal but actually hit pretty well.  It's still pretty sore but I've been icing it and taking ibuprofen.  I'm not really the kind to give up, so tomorrow I hope I'm able to come back and post how I won by one shot in a playoff...

Either way, I'm going to make her sweat and give her a good run at it.  Wish me luck!

 

Good luck. 

Try to enjoy it.

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I came in 2nd!  Still dealing with my hand and may need injections but I'm getting my game back!

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