I spoke with veteran golf writer Garry McKay on Tuesday evening, a week after he was struck by a car while crossing Upper Gage Street in Hamilton.
Now retired from the Hamilton Spectator, McKay was thrown over the hood and into the windshield. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton.
McKay, the past-president of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada, underwent surgery on Saturday to repair a broken left tibia. He faces a couple of months of non-weight bearing rehabilitation. We’re hoping he can make it to the RBC Canadian Open, even if it’s just for a visit.
He’s in good spirits and told a funny story about an incident in the recovery room. A big fan of the television series, The West Wing, McKay apparently asked about the condition of the president as he was coming to after the surgery. Apparently, hospital staff are still laughing.
McKay asked if I would pass along his thanks for the good wishes he’s received. I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing him a speedy recovery.