TIGER’S WORLD OF HURT
Tiger Woods told Golf Digest’s Jaime Diaz in 2005 that he has had a bad left knee since childhood. “It’s because of the stuff I did as a kid,” Woods said. “Wiping out on skateboards, crashing on dirt bikes, jumping off things. I banged it up pretty bad.” After Woods’ surgery to repair his ACL and cartilage following his 14th professional major title, the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines, Golf Digest surveyed 21 PGA Tour players to predict his future: 81 percent said, “Eventually he’ll be the same old Tiger”; 14 percent said he would be “better than ever”; 5 percent said, “His best is probably behind him.” Woods’ key injuries are detailed here.