Seamus Power remains sidelined with injury sadly ruling the champion Irish-born golfer out of his defence of this week’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
Power had been forced to withdraw from July’s DP World Tour Genesis Scottish Open, managing to play just nine holes of his opening round and while he played two rounds of the following week’s 151st Open Championship, he was still being hampered by the injury.
He returned to his Las Vegas residence taking three weeks off before returning to contest the FedEx St. Jude Championship and the following week’s opening event of the Play-Off Series, the BMW Championship, making the halfway cut in both.
However, Power has not competed since August 20th with ongoing issues with the injury sidelining the affable Irishman from finding his way back inside the competition ropes.
Power indicated he had been advised it would take 10 to 12 weeks before he was fully fit though it’s now been 10 weeks this week since we saw him at the BMW.
We do know that Power did not need to go under the knife which is good news and it would seem that time, and clearly lots of time, is the best remedy.
Looking back on his Bermuda Championship triumph as it had been 15 months earlier, Power finally broke through from years of entering Monday qualifiers to capture a maiden PGA Tour triumph at the Barbasol Championship. He posted a Bermuda final round of 70 to deny Belgium’s Thomas Detry, with victory lifting him from World No. 48thto 32nd, and the assurance of contesting all four majors in 2023 along with a PGA Tour exemption to the end of 2025.
“The win itself is massive,” Power proudly said at the time.
“It’s so nice. It guarantees you’re on Tour until the end of 2025 and when my manager said that out loud to me, it’s a very comforting feeling to be honest.
“It’s very nice. It’s nice knowing that’s there, no matter what. It makes it a lot easier to play at a high level of golf when you don’t have to look over your shoulder a little bit.
“Now, my career has changed considerably since then. To have the two wins on paper is still huge and having the exemption is amazing.
“There wasn’t a point where I didn’t think I could get here, obviously from the outside it probably did look like that. It’s been a good 18 months of golf, I feel like I’m on a good track and I’ll look to keep it up for longer.”
Here’s hoping one of the nicest guys in pro golf can get himself back to competition sooner rather than later.