Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tiger's great tale

Let's see: not only did he first play a full 18 at the US Open after knee surgery, he walked the course for five straight days because he forced a playoff (only the US Open has a full 18-hole round as a playoff) and won despite TWO stress fractures in his leg.

So Tiger Woods, fresh off arthroscopic knee surgery despite a medical need to reconstruct the whole knee, and with TWO stress fractures, won the most difficult tournament on the PGA Tour in a playoff that forced him to walk the course for five full days.


As if he wasn't already a legend.


The only sad part of the story is that he will have reconstructive knee surgery, which will ensure that he will not compete in the British Open or PGA Championship -- the other two majors this year. Thus, he'll miss two chances to get closer to Jack Nicklaus' 18-major level (Tiger's won 14, all four majors at least 3 times).

But for what he did last weekend. WOW.

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