For the third time in 6 years, Tiger Woods is getting treatment for cartilage damage in his left knee. Tiger underwent surgery in Park City, Utah by the same surgeon who performed his first arthroscopic surgery. In 1994, Tiger had a benign tumor removed in his left knee.
“I made the decision to deal with the pain and schedule the surgery for after the Masters,” Woods said. “The upside is that I have been through this process before and know how to handle it. I look forward to working through the rehabilitation process and getting back to action as quickly as I can.”
He may play in the Memorial Tournament prior to the U.S. Open.
The great thing about Tiger, he never complains. Sure, he is emotional and verbal from hitting a bad shot on the course, but when it comes to making excuses for things…he never does. Even his swing coach, Hank Haney, did not know surgery was in the cards until Woods told him.
“He’s been having a lot of trouble,” Haney said. “He doesn’t talk about stuff like that. He doesn’t want to use excuses, you know? I don’t think it affected his play. It affected his practice a little bit. He hit 14 greens in regulation on Sunday. Hard to say it was the knee.”
We at Major Championships hope Tiger makes a full recovery.