Thursday, June 19, 2008

The price of injury...


The good and the bad!!!
Tiger Woods is arguably the best golfer that has ever tied on a pair of golf shoes and picked up a golf club and he has accomplished this feat at the young ripe age of just 34. Tiger has accomplished so much and won so many tournaments that I would be here all day listing them to you. So I won't! Just know that he's the best... If you don't believe me just take a look at his golfing history on a Google search.

Tiger Woods started playing golf at the young incredible age of just 3 and won his first golf tournament at age 8 when he won the Optimist International Junior World. He then won that same tournament at age 9, 12, and 13 as well. From age 8 till now Tiger has just exploded into the PGA world. He seems to just keep getting better and better by each tournament he plays!!!

There's one problem that stands in Tiger's way though. The problem is that with his awesome incredible talent comes his humanity and weakness, his body. Unfortunately Tiger's body is letting his raw talent down in a very realistic way. The world's NO. 1 golfer revealed that he has been playing with a torn ACL since last July and will sit out the rest of the 2008 PGA tour season after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery.

Just a few days ago Tiger Woods painfully triumphed to a playoff win in the U.S. Open bringing home is 14 career major trophy despite playing 72 holes in regulation and 19 more in the playoff with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and a double stress fracture of his left tibia. Now that's determination!!! Tiger is so good he can play and win in pain.

With Tiger sitting the rest of the season out comes an ill effect for golfs viewer ratings for sure. Many people just watch golf to see Tiger work his magic and I'm one of them. So for Tiger to not be playing is very sad for the golf world. Period...

Hey, but there's something to look forward to, and that is, Tiger said he will be back next season. yippie!!! We only have to wait like forever it seems for next year to come. Great! Until then, golf will be playing and not many watching. Bummer!

This Tiger Woods incident is definitely a big blow to the golfing world hands down...

Until my next post, thanks for reading, and keep sports on your mind.

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