Tiger Woods off crutches

mulligan, 25 April 2008, Comments Off on Tiger Woods off crutches
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Needless to say, I’m a little stir crazy since my knee surgery on April 15. Although I’ve been through this before and understand the need for patience, I don’t enjoy sitting around.

I really don’t have a timetable for returning to competition. The doctors have said I should be able to play again in four-to-six weeks, but nothing is certain. I’m just going to do what they tell me to do.

At least I’m done with the crutches. I used them last week at Tiger Jam XI in Las Vegas to get around the hotel. Now, I’m wearing a knee brace and hope to start rehabbing soon.

I knew a couple of months ago I was going to have the surgery. The knee has been bugging me for a while. The only decision was do you miss the Masters or play in the Masters? I decided to play. Even if I had won, I still would have had the surgery.

I’ve definitely been playing in pain, but that’s not why I didn’t win at Augusta. I just never got comfortable with my putting stroke. As I said after the tournament, I was dragging the putter coming through which meant I couldn’t start the ball on line. That’s all it takes on those greens. Obviously, it was frustrating because I hit the ball well enough to win. It was just one of those things.

I called Trevor Immelman a couple days later to congratulate him. He was on the TV circuit, so I didn’t actually talk to him, but I left a voice message. Nobody has ever doubted his ability. He has a beautiful golf swing and it was only a matter of time before he put it all together at a major championship.

The course was very difficult. I didn’t hear as many roars as I usually hear, especially on the weekend. It did play like a U.S. Open course, which is fine. But I think the galleries are used to seeing birdies and eagles. On Sunday, the way the wind was blowing, it was tough to make pars. I hear the club might be making some changes next year to give us a break. We’ll see what happens.

My sincere thanks to all the fans who have emailed their support and best wishes since my surgery. It means a lot to me. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

Take care.



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