Jim Furyk bends down to size up the ninth hole at Harbour Town Golf Links during last year's Heritage golf tournament, which he won. Hilton Head Hospital spinal surgeon Dr. K. Craig Boatright said simple bending, such as bending down to pick up a ball, results in more back injuries than swinging the club.
Jim Furyk bends down to size up the ninth hole at Harbour Town Golf Links during last year's Heritage golf tournament, which he won. Hilton Head Hospital spinal surgeon Dr. K. Craig Boatright said simple bending, such as bending down to pick up a ball, results in more back injuries than swinging the club. File/The Island Packet
Jim Furyk bends down to size up the ninth hole at Harbour Town Golf Links during last year's Heritage golf tournament, which he won. Hilton Head Hospital spinal surgeon Dr. K. Craig Boatright said simple bending, such as bending down to pick up a ball, results in more back injuries than swinging the club. File/The Island Packet

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