Class 4A golf: Broken wrist doesn't stop Elk City's Brock Walker

Walker suffered the broken scaphoid bone of his right hand — his lower hand when he grips the club — in late April and missed a few tournaments leading up to the postseason. He fought through the Class 4A regional last week to help his team qualify for state.
by Scott Wright Published: May 6, 2013
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Brock Walker says putting is the hardest part.

Considering the broken bone near the joint where his thumb meets his wrist, you'd think putts might be the easiest shots to hit.


“With this brace on, my hand starts shaking — it's scary when I have to putt with this thing on,” Walker said.

Walker suffered the broken scaphoid bone of his right hand — his lower hand when he grips the club — in late April and missed a few tournaments leading up to the postseason. He fought through the Class 4A regional last week to help his team qualify for state.

And on Monday morning, with his right wrist tightly braced, Walker shot 4-under-par 68 — one of the day's lowest scores — in the first round of the 4A state tournament on Lake Hefner's North Course.

Walker closed the day with a 79, playing through severe pain. He iced the wrist between rounds and immediately after he finished. Just signing his scorecard was a laborious process.

“It took me everything I had to get through today,” Walker said. “Eighteen holes is about my limit in a day right now.

“It wasn't hurting too bad to start the day, but toward the end of the first round, it started hurting, and the whole second round, it was aching. I was just trying to get through it for the team.”


by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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