Bad back forces Haig to retire

2011-11-25 08:14

Cape Town - South Africa's Anton Haig has been forced to retire from golf at the age of 25 after his career was curtailed by a complicated back injury.

?"I enjoyed my golfing career as I was able to travel the world extensively, having made many wonderful friends in all the great countries I was privileged to visit," Haig told Golf Monthly magazine (UK).

"I am very grateful to SAGA, the European and Asian Tours and particularly Chubby Chandler of ISM and Johan Rupert and the Sunshine Tour for their extraordinary support and guidance. I love the game and therefore will not be leaving the golfing fraternity as I will be involving myself in giving back what this great game has given to me."

Haig won on the European Tour in 2007 at the Johnnie Walker Championship in Thailand, and had two Sunshine Tour victories.

He was also the 2004 SA Amateur champion before turning pro at 18.