Sports Illustrated Curse, watch out, the new FedEx Cup Curse might give you a run for your money.
After Tiger Woods won the inaugural cup last year and went down with the knee injury, recent winner Vijay Singh has followed suit, taking two months off of golf because of tendinitis in his left forearm. With the PGA Tour all but over for 2008, it seems like a pretty good time to take a few months off but the Fijian will be missing two key events in Malaysia and Shanghai.
"I am very disappointed to miss the Iskandar Johor Open and the HSBC event as I was looking forward to returning to Asia," the 45-year-old Singh said in a news release issued by the Asian Tour on Tuesday.
"As disappointing as it will be to miss the tournaments it is important I follow my doctor's instructions and do what is best for my long-term health."
Can I ask when golf got so brutally tough on the body? Ernie Els hurt his knee in 2005, Phil Mickelson had the wrist problem in '07 and now Tiger, Luke Donald and Vijay have added their names on the IR this season with different ailments. Not to bring up a point to get bashed because I think the workout regiments for golfers have really helped the sport, but do you think all the fitness has something to do with any of this?
Tiger obviously keeps himself in good shape, as does Donald and Singh. It might not be the main reason for the troubles, but it definitely could add insult to the injured areas. Or, it could just be because Singh is 45 and this stuff happens to people around that age. Yeah, that could be it too.