Rainey flipped through the air, landing in the sand trap and damaging his spine. "It was the most pain that I had ever felt," he grimaces. "I'd had big ones before, but something was not right and I knew that right away. Before anybody got to me I remember thinking, 'If I can just get up, that would be the next step.' My brain was saying, 'Get up,' but the only things that were moving were my arms. I knew something terrible was wrong. I was conscious of everything that was going on, and when everything started going black I thought, 'This is it--I'm gonna die right here. God, if you are real, if you are there, I want to see [his wife] Shae and [son] Rex."