I was scheduled to play in the Seniors Tour Pro Am this past Thursday and did a 40 mile bike ride the afternoon before. I've found that I play a little better if I have ridden at a comfortable pace the day before.
When I got back from my bike ride my back was really aching and sore. It got so I couldn't stand straight. I did a lot of stretches and did some pressure points my acupuncturist wife told me about. The next morning I felt great. I hit some range balls and all was well. We played the first hole and our team got off to a hot start. However when I got out of the cart at the 2nd tee and my back pain just about took my breath away. What a shocker. I can't tell you how difficult it is to play with a back like that. Anyway I went ahead and finished the round and was even able to help the team on a few holes. I was having to do some deep breathing just to withstand the pain standing over the ball.
I had a similar episode last year. I know it's just muscle imbalance so got to get back on the good habits for the back.
We played with Duffy Waldorf. Good guy and wine connoisseur. I've played with a lot of the tour players and Duffy hits it as far, if not further than most. Just needs for the putter to get working.