Where have you gone, Stuart Appleby?
The 41-year-old Australian, once one of the steadiest players in the game, has virtually disappeared since he shot a 59 in the final round to win the inaugural Greenbrier Classic two years ago for his ninth PGA Tour victory.
"It was really a crumbling wreck, my game," said Appleby, who will be back on the Old White TPC Course this week at the Greenbrier Resort. "I wasn't hitting it any good, and I wasn't thinking any good, and I was just finding it really hard. All self-induced issues.
"I had a back injury that was affecting my swing, not hurting me, and that seemed to make it hard to get on top all of last year. I've been missing cuts left and right. It's been not a lot of fun, sort of strange."
Appleby has only one top-10 finish in 45 tournaments on the circuit since, a tie for 10th in the 2011 Honda Classic. Last week, he was No. 301 in the World Golf Ranking. In 2004, he was No. 8, a career best.
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