Steve Davis: Tiger’s Troubles

Tiger Woods tweeted Monday night that he received good news on his achilles, that it’s just a minor strain, and he will be able to resume hitting balls later this week. That’s a relief. But it also raises a question. Can you imagine the “old” Tiger walking off a course with a minor strain? This is a guy who played with a mangled leg and busted leg and won the US Open. I’m not picking on him, just pointing out that this was something you wouldn’t expect. Either Tiger is just really in tune with his body, or, after 4 knee surgeries and significant achilles problems, he doesn’t know what is acceptable to play through and when he needs to stop. As he gets older, he is definitely going to encounter physical issues. It will be interesting to see how it affects his game.

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