Paul Casey makes his return to Golf @ Doral March 07 2012

  Paul Casey greets spectators on the 2nd green during the final of the HSBC Champions. Casey finished T-4. Associated Press Paul Casey  has missed five tournaments this year after dislocating his shoulder while snowboarding, a strange and obviously dangerous holiday pastime. A doctor he saw in the aftermath of his injury said that surgery was a definite possibility, and he would be out four to six months That statement was a frightening moment for Paul, he said; “That was a little bit worrying,” He was convinced that surgery was not needed, and sought a second professional opinion. It was the first time he had dislocated the shoulder, the labrum was in good shape and there was every reason to believe he could return to 100 percent health. At this time Paul figures he’s at about 90 percent for the Cadillac Championship at Doral, which has a 74-man field with no cut. “It’s feeling strong, all that work I’ve been putting into the shoulder, now I have to do a lot of work on the golf game.” he said. Of the accident Paul recounted he heard a sound coming from his shoulder when he fell, felt pain and within minutes could not move his arm. When he eventually got down the mountain and had an X-ray, he was told it was dislocated. Then, the shoulder was put back in the socket and the pain went away. He felt OK then; “I thought it was great, I thought maybe I can be ready for Abu Dhabi or Qatar or something like that. I had absolutely no clue how long a dislocation takes to repair. Finding out that I didn’t need surgery was a relief because the surgery basically would have wiped out the whole season. I think I’ll throw in some events as the golf game gets stronger and as the year goes on,” Paul tee's off at 11am, with Alexander Noren and Greg Chalmers, good luck Paul on your comeback trail.