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.
Tiger Woods celebrates after his birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club on December 4, 2011 in Thousand Oaks, California. Woods finished at 10 under par to beat Zach Johnson by one stroke. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)