UNDATED (AP) - Tiger Woods will miss the rest of the season
because of surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee. It's
an injury he's been dealing with the last 10 months while winning
nine of 12 tournaments.
Woods also says he has a double stress fracture of his left
tibia. He sustained that injury last month while preparing to
return to the PGA Tour. That forced him to miss the Memorial and
was the source of his pain at Torrey Pines when he won the U.S.
He had arthroscopic surgery April 15th to clean out cartilage in
his left knee, bypassing ACL surgery with hopes it could get him
through the 2008 season. But going 91 holes over five days to win
his 14th career major made it impossible to play any longer.
Woods was last seen in public late Monday afternoon walking with
a pronounced limp across Torrey Pines toward the parking lot with
the U.S. Open trophy in his arms.
Woods played only seven times worldwide this year and won five.
He will miss a major championship for the first time in his career
and will not be available for the Ryder Cup in September.
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