As I suspected, Tiger was risking further injury to the knee by playing the US Open At Torrey Pines:
After deflecting questions all week about his left knee that 10 weeks ago was operated on for the third time, Woods, 32, finally admitted he’d been told by doctors he had risked further injury to his knee by playing in the national championship.
Had he re-injured it?
“Maybe,” Woods said, again not wanting to go into details.
What is clear is we won’t see Woods for a while, perhaps not even at next month’s British Open at Royal Birkdale, a place where he finished second to buddy Mark O’Meara in 1998.
“To be honest, I really don’t know,” Woods said when asked when he will return. “I’ve got to shut it down. But I’m not real good at listening to doctor’s orders.”
Heroic, but stupid. That’s a billion dollar knee we’re talking about. The television commentator said over and again how much he depended on snapping that knee to get the extra yards when he needs it. Tiger could have skipped half this season, and people would have understood. How sad it would be to realize that future brilliance was lost for the same of a US Open title at Torrey Pines.