I've been playing at the highest level of professional golf since 1989 and it's been a great career. I am really excited to be working with the Stryker team because I have had a history with my knee.
In 2008, I had a surgery which left me bone on bone on the lateral side of my right knee and had a tremendous amount of pain. A lot of instability. I had to have it drained 18 times that year. By the end of the season, I was pretty much shot because I was limping around. I had weakness in my knee and my game deteriorated. I couldn't stay competitive anymore. I decided to have my knee replaced.
I wanted to have a chance to have my lifestyle back and my lifestyle is playing competitive golf. I would be the first guy at the level I was playing at to have a replacement joint and come back. To this day I am just so glad with the decision I made to have my knee replaced. It was a fantastic decision. Probably one of the smartest ones I've ever had if you go back to the history of decisions I made in my life.