Kris Tschetter made her return to the LPGA Legends Tour at the ISPS Handa Legends Tour Open at Innisbrook. And while she didn’t play great – 4-over and a tie for 18th, nine shots behind winner Laura Davies – Tschetter was happy to be playing at all.
Over the summer Tschetter suffered a serious infection after being bitten on the finger by a cat. She underwent two surgeries and a long stint of intravenous antibiotic therapy. Had that treatment not worked, she could have lost her hand.
“It was my cat,” he said. “We’d gotten a new dog, and I was the holding the cat when the dog came up and scared him.
“It turns out that 85% of cat bites result in infection, but only five percent of dogs bites do,” she said. “It never got to the point where I thought I was going to lose my hand, but that was certainly one of the possibilities if the surgeries and antibiotics hadn’t worked.”