Tiger Woods played what was an ESPN Classic type match in this past week's U.S. Open where he went to a extra round to win the cup. This amazing weekend has now become even more amazing in light of the fact that Tiger was playing with a really missed up leg:
IMG released a statement saying the world No. 1 played at Torrey Pines with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a double stress fracture of the left tibia.
Woods may be the ONLY player right now to be mentioned in the same sentence as Michael Jordan as far as ability and rule over one sport. Here is what Tiger said about taking time off:
"Now, it is clear that the right thing to do is listen to my doctors, follow through with this surgery and focus my attention on rehabilitating my knee," Woods said.
Now knowing what Tiger was going through and still to win the championship in an extra round of golf, rates up there with Jordan's game 5 feat in the '97 Finals vs the Jazz where he played a great game leading the Bulls to victory while being terribly sick and weak from the flu.(Video Below)
With Tiger out for the season, this may mean that golf will not be as watched or followed until he returns.
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