LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak is out indefinitely with a slight tear in the labrum of her left shoulder.
Pak, who withdrew from this week’s Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, announced Friday that she hoped to avoid surgery through intensive rehabilitation efforts. The 25-time LPGA winner, and inspiration for an entire generation of Asian golfers, hurt her shoulder Tuesday when she slipped on some stairs.
Pak has apparently seen Mobile, Ala.-based Dr. James Andrews, a renowned sports medicine doctor who has rescued many a professional athlete’s career. If anyone can get the five-time major champion off the DL and back on the course soon, it would be Andrews.
“Right now, there is no timeline for my return to the LPGA, but I know the next two months of rehab will be important for my recovery,” Pak said in a statement. “I have a positive outlook and I fully expect to return to the LPGA Tour as soon as the time is right.”