Tiger Woods Done For The Rest Of The Year

John LewisSenior Writer IJune 18, 2008

According to sources, at noon today, Tiger Woods is expected to announce he's going to have season-ending knee surgery.  The announcement will come just two days after outlasting Rocco Mediate for his 14th major tournament victory.

There is also speculation that Woods will have surgery on his ACL, which he may have injured two weeks before the U.S. Open.  Sources close to Woods said that he had a setback in his rehabilitation workout, and may have injured himself even more.

The world's No. 1 had arthroscopic knee surgery just two days after a second place finish at the Masters.  Then out of nowhere, the entire world witnessed one of the gutsiest performances by Woods and often saw him bend over in pain. 

This, of course, means that Woods will miss the British Open and PGA Championship as well as the Ryder Cup, which is being played at Valhalla, just outside Louisville.

Woods has the Buick Invitational next week and his own tournament, the AT&T National, which he will now miss.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem has got to be sick with this news, because this will certainly hurt ratings for the rest of the season.  However, this will most definitely give the rest of the tour players a shot at winning a major and winning the season ending Fed-Ex Cup.