You know what they say, "if you can't win the US OPEN with a blown ACL, and fractured Tibia, what the heck good are you?"
BY: CB MAXWELL
Okay folks, we have just witnessed maybe the gutsiest performance in sports history in the 2008 edition of the US Open Championship.
Tiger Woods, the greatest golfer to ever play the game, (yes, I think we can say that now) gave us a show for the ages. Basically playing on one leg he held off the entire field and then was taken to the limit by fan favorite Rocco Mediate.
Yep, that big ol’ bone had a stress fracture, and a blown ACL from earlier in 2007 while running. So, he walks oh, say about 30 plus miles on hilly terrain, takes about 300 full swings, sinks every putt in sight and puts away the field. Wow.
"I know much was made of my knee throughout the last week, and it was important to me that I disclose my condition publicly at an appropriate time. I wanted to be very respectful of the USGA and their incredibly hard work, and make sure the focus was on the U.S. Open," Woods said on his Web site. "Now, it is clear that the right thing to do is to listen to my doctors, follow through with this surgery, and focus my attention on rehabilitating my knee."
My prediction is this: There is going to come a time when he will have to have a full blown knee replacement with custom made Swiss titanium, plastic fantastic knee that will we be specifically made to withstand the forces he brings to a golf ball...over 120 mph, phwoosh.
The good news is that some of the “others” on the Tour will be able to pick up some wins. Who knows, maybe Sergio can bring home the OPEN Championship this year.
As for Retief Goosen and his comments, that Tiger was “acting” ... what an ass, and he best be sending Tiger a written apology.
Get well Tiger, we will miss you.