FROM GOLF TO MOTORSPORTS...
PARTNERING WITH CENTINEL SPINE
Tiger Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery using Centinel Spine’s STALIF M-Ti™ product in April 2017 to alleviate ongoing debilitating pain in his back and legs. The Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) surgery using Centinel Spine’s fusion implant was so successful, it allowed Tiger to complete his PGA Tour comeback after almost 3 years of golf inactivity, culminating in his April win at the 83rd Masters—his first major win in 11 years. Tiger Woods’s recovery and return to the pinnacle of the PGA has been nothing short of miraculous.
Our partnership with Tiger Woods brings together two leaders in their field, and supports Centinel Spine’s mission to educate the public on spinal disease and treatment options that allow individuals to continue to function at a high level—even after major spine surgery. Centinel Spine is thrilled to be partnered with Tiger Woods, to open up a broader patient population that we can reach and educate.
Brian Gay & Rory Sabbatini
Since 2018, Centinel Spine has worked in partnership with six-time PGA Tour Winner, Rory Sabattini, and four-time PGA Tour Winner, Brian Gay, with the goal of educating high-performing individuals that spinal injury and disease does not require living with pain or negatively affect an active lifestyle. These collaborations are intended to demonstrate to patients throughout the world that the lumbar and cervical products provided by Centinel Spine have the potential to give them back their life.
Brian was treated with the Centinel Spine prodisc C Anterior Cervical Total Disc Replacement product in 2014. By six weeks post-op, he was cleared to return to all activities and soon, thereafter, returned to golf on a competitive level. Since his surgery in 2014, Brian has competed in over 70 PGA Tour events, 10 of which he finished in the top 10. In 2018, he elevated his game to a new level and finished the season ranking 48th in the FedEx Cup.
Brian can be seen wearing the Centinel Spine logo on his apparel and golf bag at PGA Tour events worldwide.
Rory was treated with the Centinel Spine prodisc® C Anterior Cervical Total Disc Replacement product in 2016. Immediately after the surgery, his pain had completely disappeared and, to his amazement, he was able to start hitting chips and short shots within six days after the surgery. Now, Rory is 100% pain free and is back to playing professional golf without any limitations. Rory has had a strong 2019 season thus far on the PGA Tour, finishing in the top 10 four times and qualifying for the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Rory can be seen wearing the Centinel Spine logo on his hat and golf bag at PGA Tour events worldwide.
Performance Tech Motorsports
Centinel Spine recently moved into the role of Title Sponsor for the Performance Tech Motorsports team in the 2019 season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after a successful 2018 program. The goal of the partnership is to create a platform to educate the public and racing fans on spinal disease and options that allow individuals to continue to function at a high level. The partnership opens up a new type of patient population that Centinel Spine can reach and educate.
Together, Performance Tech and Centinel Spine set out to educate the paddock and fans about the options available to those suffering from spine disease. A physical sport such as racing often leaves its veterans with long lasting injury, including spinal disease. Centinel Spine provides hope of continuing competition in the sport they’ve made a career.
Watch this three minute primer on Centinel Spine and its unique and extraordinary place as a catalyst of change in the spine industry—with pioneering technologies and a clinical history that have led to successes ranging from PGA champions to a growing list of surgeon-patients.