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Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

Posted on: May 16, 2011 6:37 pm
Edited on: May 16, 2011 6:51 pm
 

The good news is that Tiger Woods didn't inflict any more structural damage to his chronic left knee last week, but on the downside, he needs more rest and therapy before he'll be back on the PGA Tour, leaving his next appearance up in the air.

Woods announced on his website Monday that while he aggravated injuries to his knee and Achilles tendon at the Players Championship last Thursday, where he withdrew after nine holes, he didn't make it worse.

It's looking doubtful that he will play a tune-up before the U.S. Open next month, his website said. Woods said doctors again have recommended rest, cold-water therapy and soft-tissue treatment and that there's no clock on when he can come back and play.

"Aggravating my injury is very disappointing," Woods said. "I'll do whatever is necessary to play in the U.S. Open, and I'm hopeful I can be there to compete."

That might include ... doing absolutely nothing.

The website said Woods would "likely" play in the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club outside Washington, D.C., on June 16-19. It also characterized the chances as slim that Woods will play at the Memorial Tournament later this month, one of his traditional stops. Woods indicated it's a week-to-week process of evaluating his medical status.

The former world No. 1 hurt his left knee on his first swing of the day in the opening round at TPC Sawgrass and limped to a 6-over 42 before leaving after nine holes.

He originally suffered what was called a mild, Grade-1 medial-collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon while playing in the final round of the Masters.

Comments

Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: May 18, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

Sillyfan,.. it's a fact , Tiger is right now no longer the best golfer out there,... but why should he risk aggravating an injury when he can see he is surely not going to win from that position.. He did the smart thing for himself, in regards to the bnext tournament, to come back as soon as possible, rather than playin all 18 and risk it being worse... bad behaviour?.. or smart behaviour?.. how many times have we seen in other sports other atheletes retiring?...
Tiger did the mart thing.. you say I am respectful of that?.. nah, that kind of thing is common sense... it's just that people blinded by a total resentment,... they have to read all kinds of disrespect into that very straightforward decision...
Good for you though, with Tiger slumping like he is, you're probably sleeping better these days.



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open


admit that Tiger has forever changed the face of golf.

I will admit that in that aspect you are correct.  He has left a dirty smear on the game of golf.  He is now remembered more as a selfish,control freak,no morals or dedication  to his family, and a ego the size of Alaska.  Did I leave anything out.  Even if by some strong stroke of luck he managed to pass Nicklaus(No chance), I  and millions of others wouldn't change their mind concerning his character.

He is history, let him be. 



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

We can blog back and forth about our support or hatred of Tiger Woods but I highly doubt that he reads or cares. I am certain that Majors are his primary concern at this point in his life and his entire professional focus is on them. I don't feel he would enter a lesser tournament unless he truely feels he has a chance to win. It is all about the competition to him, to steal a line, 2nd place is just the first loser. He knows he win a major on one leg and probably doesn't want to do anything to amke it worse. I tell my kids to watch and learn from Tiger not for sportmanship, grace or humility but for his single minded dedication to being the best he can be at his chosen craft. Imagine what kind of world we could live in if everyone put such effort into their fields with more humanity added in. Love him or hate him one must admit that Tiger has forever changed the face of golf.



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: May 17, 2011 8:53 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

Give me some news beside rehashing this person who has not won for 1 1/2 years.  Go with the ones that are still playing.  I would love it if his name never appeared in the news again.



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

Tiger is an amazing player even during a slump. I hope you tiger haters are the same ones from 1997 if not, your the one that needs help. I bet you can't name one player from the start that hasn't seen the slumps and been better then tiger. Yes, a lot talk about history players that did not complain of pain or withdrawal from touraments as did tiger... does this make them smarter or more successful? A smart player knows his limits and works within the rules and regulations of the tour to better himself. Yes, the tour does seem more exciting with close finishes and extra play but i can also love the fact when one man finishes 3+ strokes better then the rest, that the field needs to improve there skill. I wish tiger well in his recovery but i also wish the young players out there to fight to be the best not just compare to the best. The chance is yours......go get it!
C.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

I don't really care whether TW competes in the Open or not, but I can't believe he won't go for it, come what may.  The only thing he has left is his pursuit of Jack's record.   Missing a chance at one of the majors would obviously be a blow at this point in his career, which is definitely entering the twilight stage.  Not many players win multiple majors after age 36, which TW hits next December.  Jack won 4 four times after 36, but one of those was the miracle Masters win at age 46.  I don't think TW can count on that, his body has shown itself to be a litte too fragile.  He will not have the kind of longevity that some have had, like Boros, Snead, and a number of others.



Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

whether he was really hurting so bad or had a crappy round and had to quit. i don't care as i have lost interest in tiger for a while now
and not because of his reality problems, but his attitude he has always had about signing his autograph or his demeanor on the course. also without him we have had 4 straight sudden death tourneys - were seeing more young guns making moves and the number 1 player in the world seems to be up every week. i'd rather see these actions in the game of golf than Woods blowing out the field or his whinning, call me old fasion, but you never heard Hogan complain or drop out with injury when he played with way more major injuries after that terrible car accident while losing his wife . this is what makes someone more special than any records or achivements, frick woods and may he continue getting splitters



Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

whether he was really hurting so bad or had a crappy round and had to quit. i don't care as i have lost interest in tiger for a while now
and not because of his reality problems, but his attitude he has always had about signing his autograph or his demeanor on the course. also without him we have had 4 straight sudden death tourneys - were seeing more young guns making moves and the number 1 player in the world seems to be up every week. i'd rather see these actions in the game of golf than Woods blowing out the field or his whinning, call me old fasion, but you never heard Hogan complain or drop out with injury when he played with way more major injuries after that terrible car accident while losing his wife . this is what makes someone more special than any records or achivements, frick woods and may he continue getting splitters




Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: May 17, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

Hey 18 plus 9  --  Emergency 9, I love it..  Strange that someone who proclaims to golf the regular amount plus 9 more would be so respectful of TIGER QUITTING AFTER ONLY 9...  He may have had some physical pain, but his mental pain was much more / so much he took his ball and left w/o caring about anything but himself..  At least last year he waited till the round was over.. btw, I'm not better than Tiger (He is the best golfing performer in history in my mind)..  too bad he is behaving so poorly now that things aren't going his way..



Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Woods doubtful for Memorial, hopeful for Open

Tiger who?


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