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Tiger speculation

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by LyleG, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. LyleG

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    I figure this is worthy of its own thread.

    Tiger IMO has played his last tourney of 2008. I fully expect him to undergo a fairly major knee operation as early as this week and announce he is done for the season. This injury is far more serious than Tigers words are saying. His facial expression when asked about it tells a different story. I hope I am wrong but I will be stunned if we see Tiger back this season at all.
     
  2. JEFF4i

    JEFF4i She lives! Supporting Member

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    I'd believe it, but will stay noncommital one way or another.
     
  3. LyleG

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    waffler :D
     
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    jerome Well-Known Member

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    I could see him having that microfracture surgery that a bunch of guys in the nba has had, since it sounds more like cartilage issues. Goodbye to any small hopes the US had of winning the Ryder Cup.
     
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    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    He'll play the British Open for sure.
     
  6. LyleG

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    Thats the rumor exactly, plus a lot of torn meniscus being throw around. Either way he done for the year with either surgery. The look on his face at the press conference said it all imo.
     
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    twofast2s Well-Known Member

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    i'm wondering, is this knee injury related to his forceful swing after swing? or because he also ran a lot for his workout routine?

    i don't know where, but i heard his conditioning consisted of running 6-10miles few times a week.
     
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    mont86 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Him being done for the year really blows...if true.

    I know who I'm not picking next major...all the guys I took this time.

    I'm going to end up having to buy a mug and a thong...Sling do they come in double XL? I need room for the sock.
     
  9. LyleG

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    The injury is believed to have occurred at Souther Hill last year in the PGA championship. He kind of stumbled during fist pump and has limped ever since. This is where he was believed to have torn his meniscus. This is what I believe exactly.
     
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    Pa Jayhawk Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I would kiss their hopes goodbye too soon. Tiger is only 7-11-2 in the Ryder Cup. :)
     
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    It would not surprise me to see Tiger play only the majors. It would not surprise me if he had additional surgery on the knee. I think the best case is he will have more rehab and lay off the knee. Maybe even miss the British Open and come back for the PGA.
     
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    i saw the clip of that where he kinda slipped near the fringe, but prior wear and tear could've set the injury. just needed one slight miss step to damage the meniscus.

    last one was also the third surgery, so we'll see, if he can bounce back.
     
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    IMHO, I beleive that rest will cure his injury. Having gone through a couple of ACL surgeries (for those that don't know ACL is the knee ligament) rehab, strengthening and rest is the best thing for the knee. All that torque did not help his knee any. It hurt see Tiger swinging as hard as he was and knowing what that pain felt like. I hope you guys are wrong that Tiger will not be coming back this year. If he doesn't return.....Go Old Guys, KP and Rocco!
     
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    He really should. Just get it all fixed before he's too old and his body can't repair itself.

    I mean, he's already got a few years on Jack in terms of majors. Why not, get back to 100% and win some next year, than force it this year and potentially damage it for good.
     
  15. SilverUberXeno

    SilverUberXeno El Tigre Blanco

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    And without Tiger on the scene, nobody will be throwing clubs around and swearing!

    Good riddance. I was sick of seeing the best player to have ever graced the game of Golf, anyway. :)
     
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    Had to change it up a bit.
     
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    SilverUberXeno El Tigre Blanco

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    Ha! I love it.
     
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    Someone has been reading over at BSG ;)
     
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    Its so hard to say what the hell is really going on in that knee of his. He's the most button-lipped star athlete I've ever seen. Most guys are like, "well I tore something, not sure exactly, the doctors will take a look at it and we'll see what happens."

    Tiger was asked if it is worse than he lets on, and he simply said, "A little worse." I mean, who knows!

    I think he will announce he's going to take a month or two off. I would rather him miss the rest of the year, but he's so competitive, I don't think he's going to let the other guys just get away with the rest of the season. He wants his second FedExCup in a row, and he certainly wants the other 2 majors.

    We'll see :usflag: What a great Open btw!!
     
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    Its not a just since last PGA injury, he's always had knee problems. This isnt the first time he's had this surgery I believe.

    He just wasn't fully healed, and this will bump his rehab back like a month. He will be back for the British, but he most likely wont play until the earliest the week before the British like he usually does over in Europe.

    imo of course.
     

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