After four months, Steve Marino is ready to get back to golf next week at the Memorial.
Marino had surgery last October to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, then played three straight weeks to start the 2012 season with mixed results and too much pain. He missed the cut in Honolulu, tied for 19th at the Humana Challenge and tied for 66th at Torrey Pines.
"I tried to play in January, but I experienced a lot of swelling and pain," Marino said. "If you try to come back too early, you can do more damage. So I had to learn how to be patient. I have done that, and I have gone through the necessary rehab and now I am eager to get back out on tour."
Marino is the second player who had surgery in the offseason, played early in the year and wound up taking a big chunk of time off. Dustin Johnson, who last played at Doral, also is scheduled to return at the Memorial.