DUBLIN, OHIO | There is a scar on the tree where it happened, where the car left the road, hit a culvert, spun into a tree and landed upside down in a ditch one year ago.
It’s not far from Muirfield Village Golf Club, where the Memorial Tournament is being played, but Bud Cauley has no interest in visiting the site where he nearly lost his life.
Even if Cauley weren’t busy chasing the best finish in his comeback season, he lives with the reminders of what happened that Friday night as he was riding with friends around 11 p.m. when the accident happened. He has four metal plates that allowed his six broken ribs to heal as reminders, and Cauley knows he’s fortunate to be playing golf again.
He was riding in the back seat, behind the driver, when the car went out of control. Cauley remembers nothing about the accident, only the aftermath. There have been moments when he is reluctant to get in a car or get behind the wheel but he’s worked through those.
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