It’s Official…

It’s official…I will undergo hip surgery tomorrow morning.  My procedure will take place at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, by world-renowned Orthopedic Hip Surgeon, Dr. Marc Philippon.

After a MRI, X-rays, strength tests, and a Bio-Motion exam, it was determined by Dr. Philippon and his staff that I should undergo Hip Arthroscopy Surgery rather than a Total Hip Replacement.  This was certainly a relief because at my age, the idea of having a Total Hip Replaced is mind-blowing!  Dr. Philippon will remove the cyst, the bone spurs, shave and reshape my femur, and repair a torn labrum.  Prior to my appointment, I was aware of the cyst and bone spurs.  However, the torn labrum was definitely news to me and to be honest, I have no idea when it tore!  Regardless, I am happy and comfortable with the diagnosis and I am looking forward to getting healthy.

If you have time, Google Dr. Philippon.  You will find article after article of athletes who have flown to Colorado to receive his treatment.  Olympic athletes, Major League Baseball players, PGA Tour players, and hundreds of other athletes have trusted his hands and mind to fix their ailing bodies.  He is considered by many to be the best Hip Surgeon in the United States and one of the top in the World. So as you see…I am in good hands.

I am excited about my road to recovery.  God has a plan for me and I trust him.  I will keep everyone updated.  I am blessed to have the support of so many people.  Thank you…I will be back…I cannot wait!



15 Responses to “It’s Official…”

  1. Phillip Hilley says:

    Good luck Blake. You are in good hands and we look forward to seeing you back out there!

  2. Charlie Winslette says:

    Great news that they can do it arthroscopically. Pray for nothing but the best outcome for you. You gonna be fine!!! Get well and get back to making birdies. Cwinslette

  3. warren brown says:

    Blake we have you in our thoughts and prayers. Get well soon.

  4. Don Peer says:

    Blake: Sounds as if the news is better than a full replacement and hopefully a faster recovery. It will be so great to finally play without pain and a full motion. We are all wishing you the very best and looking forward to an outstanding 2014 your best year ever! If we could do anything for you back here in GA let us know.

  5. Chip Sellers says:

    Blake——You are probably having surgery right this minute, so we are all in hopes that it goes well and we will pray for you. With you on tour it has been fun to follow you and we all get a real kick out of your success. We look forward to you getting back to full speed and competing again!——-Chip

  6. charlie stevens says:

    All the best to you Blake- we’ll say a prayer- get back out there soon-
    charlie stevens (Tommy Arthur’s father-in-law)

  7. Brad Dufresne says:

    Good Luck Blake!! Hope u have a full recovery, and can get back soon.

  8. Bev Williams says:

    Rick and I were so thankful to learn that your surgery went well. Know that we are thinking about you and praying for a speedy recovery. We are going to miss seeing you out there but hopefully it won’t be too long before you and Barry will be “fist fighting” again!!
    Take care
    Bev and Rick Williams

  9. Aaron Simmons says:


    Best of luck with a speedy recovery….we had a great talk last year when I was marshaling at the deutsche about our kids and chatting it up with jay day about his new baby boy. (Reminiscing on what we ever did with our time prior to having kids)

    Get back on your feet soon so you can get back to getting after it both on the course and in the backyard with the kids.

    Be well & again good luck with your recovery…


  10. Glenn Martin says:

    Pulling for you in your career and praying for your health to be restored.
    Hope to see you soon.

    Glenn Martin

  11. Laura Thompson says:

    We will be praying for your speedy recovery, Blake. I have no doubt you’ll be back better than ever. We enjoy following you on tour and look forward to your return.

  12. Jill Delay says:

    Dr. Philippon performed bilateral hip surgery on my daughter the day before he fixed you up. You and your wife chatted with her a bit during PT on Wednesday. As a 16-year-old high school volleyball player, she thought it was pretty cool to be among a pro golfer and a pro hockey player (Eddie Lack with Van Couver Canucks) during physical therapy. Thank you for chatting with her and making her surgery experience a little more enjoyable.

  13. Jason Oyler says:

    Hope you get well soon. If you have results like Sneds does, you will be in great shape! I am your aunt Sue’s dentist in Rome. She is very proud of you and all you have done. Good luck in your recovery!

  14. Bill Lindes says:

    God speed to you.For some reason.you’ve always been my favorite golfer!

  15. Michael Matthews says:

    Missed you this year in DC. You missed a good one. Get well soon. Do a little fishin and if you need any wine for the Mrs. let me know. :-)

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