Very doubtful to start in the British Senior Open on Thursday.
it has been a day of trying to keep calm and stay hopeful that the torn mussel will heal quickly so I can start in the Senior British Open on Thursday. I have used the day on the putting green, 15 minutes of chipping and walked the back nine. My son Nicolai and I walked the back nine and talked with a lot of the players getting their practice round in before the tournament starts on Thursday. We have been watching the balls releasing on the greens and fairways so I get an idea of how fast the course is playing. We had a bit of rain this morning which made the course less bouncy.
To be honest, it is not looking very likely I will tee it up on Thursday. I feel pain when I hit a 50 yard wedge, so I can't see myself heal so much before Thursday, that I can hit drivers without pain. Of course I have to keep my hopes high and do whatever is possible to play the tournament.
I had a long talk with the physio today and we agreed that I will stay off painkillers. It is very important I can feel what is going on, in order to make sure the injury will not get worse. As it is now, the physio believe the injury will heal in 1 - 3 weeks if I don't make it any worse by playing through pain. I will follow their advise and that is the reason why I think it is very unlikely the injury will be healed by Thursday.
Miracles happens, and I hope to wake up in the morning feeling a lot better and start the day with a small hope it is possible to play on Thursday.