Donaldson: How physio saved my career

"I used to hit too many balls!

Golfmagic correspondent
Wed, 29 Jul 2009

Donaldson: How physio saved my career

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Jamie Donaldson - fit again

  Jamie Donaldson maintains that the upturn in fortunes this season has much to do with the help he has received from a London physio and reducing the number of ballas he hits on the range.

The Welshman has struggled with injuries for a number of years but having finally rid himself of constant back pain, he is currently experiencing the best form of his life.

The 33-year-old finished second in last week's SAS Masters in Malmo – the joint best result of his career and is one oif the favourites for this week's Czech Open.

Donaldson does not believe he would even be on Tour had his long term spinal injuries not been corrected.

He told Wales Online: “A spine rehabilitation expert Jon Bowskill has helped me. I used to hit a ridiculous amount of balls and didn’t look after my back. I was in a proper mess. If I hadn't met Jon I wouldn't be playing golf.

He added: "Jon gave me exercises and the guys in the physio bus on Tour look after me as well."

Donaldson, who is currently 55th in the Race to Dubai standings, has posted five top-20 finishes on Tour this season. In eight previous years as a pro, the Macclesfield resident has only once finished higher than 60th in the Order of Merit with a best position of 58th in 2003.