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Ian Leggatt returns to action after injury

Ian Leggatt, whose career has been sidetracked by wrist surgery, returns to the PGA Tour this week at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

The site has good and bad memories for Leggatt, who won there in 2002, notching his only PGA Tour victory to date. And it was in Tucson last year that he withdrew from the field after the first round last year, later electing to undergo surgery on Apr. 7.

Leggatt, 39, had two surgeries in less than a year to relieve symptoms from carpal tunnel syndrome in his left wrist, the most recent surgery coming less than two months ago.

"I've been very anxious to get back out on the golf course," Leggatt said Monday. "Anyone who misses time due to injury will tell you how frustrating it can be, but in my case, it has been very productive. We identified the problem, and I really feel like we have corrected it. The main task in front of me now is golf, golf, golf and I'm excited about that."

Leggatt received a major medical extension from the PGA Tour for the 2004 season, which has carried over into 2005, qualifying him to play 24 Tour events. In December, he tried his hand at a couple of events in Australia, where he struggled.


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