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SWAFFORD TO HAVE HIP SURGERY, WILL REQUIRE 4-6 MONTHS OF REHAB

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LIV GOLF STAFF
Feb 19 2023
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LIV Golf member Hudson Swafford announced Sunday that he will undergo surgery on his injured hip and will require 4-6 months of rehab, causing him to miss the 2023 LIV Golf League season.

In a post on his Instagram story account, Swafford wrote:

I have been struggling with a hip injury which has caused a decline in my on-course performance. After consulting with a specialist, I was unfortunately advised my best option for an optimal recovery was to undergo surgery which will require 4-6 months of rehab. I remain a LIV Golf player and supporter and will be attending events as soon as my recovery allows me to in a non-playing capacity while I undertake my rehab. I am excited for the year ahead to get healthy again and back to playing the way I know I can and look forward to being back on the course soon.

The LIV Golf League opens the season this week at LIV Golf Mayakoba in Mexico, with the 14-tournament schedule extending into early November. Due to the injury, Swafford will not be among the 48 active players representing the 12 four-man teams.

Swafford opened his 2023 playing season earlier this month at the PIF Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, where he missed the cut. He then withdrew from the International Series Oman the following week.

Swafford played all eight events of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series in 2022. He was drafted by Torque GC to begin the season, then moved to the Niblicks GC roster for the second event and remained there the rest of the way, eventually playing for the injured Bubba Watson when the two-time Masters champ joined LIV Golf as the Niblicks’ non-playing captain in the middle of the year.

Watson has renamed the team as RangeGoats GC, and will make his LIV Golf playing debut this week at Mayakoba. The RangeGoats roster is expected to be unveiled Monday.

The 35-year-old Swafford has four professional wins since turning pro in 2011, his latest one coming just 13 months ago in California.