Hoffmann says he's playing PGA Tour with muscular dystrophy

From FOX Sports - December 5, 2017

NEW YORK (AP)PGA Tour player Morgan Hoffmann says he has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and that his right pectoral muscle is nearly gone.

In a story Hoffmann wrote for The Players Tribune website, he says he started to notice his right pectoral deteriorating about five years ago. He saw more than 25 doctors as his weakness progressed and his swing speed decreased.

He says he was diagnosed in November 2016.

Even though the type of muscular dystrophy that I have doesnt pose an immediate threat to my life, there is a good chance that it will shorten it, Hoffman wrote. I dont know when that will happen, because theres no way to gauge the speed at which the disease will spread. But please know this: This disease wont keep me from achieving my dream of winning on the PGA Tourand it shouldnt keep anyone else from chasing their dreams either.

Hoffmann kept his PGA Tour card and made it through two rounds of the FedEx Cup playoffs last season, finishing at No. 81 in the FedEx Cup. He has yet to win in his five years on the PGA Tour, though he was a runner-up behind former Oklahoma State teammate Rickie Fowler in the Honda Classic last season.


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