Ben Hogan Moment for Tiger Woods
If the grimaces and flinching of the final six holes yesterday are any indication, Tiger Woods will have his Ben Hogan moment today. No, it is not a bus accident, an 18-month recovery from the abyss of death, and Merion, but it is a powerful athlete with an undependable body. Today will determine if Tiger Woods can underpower and underwhelm a course and a field and still emerge as champion.
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Here's the column to tell you why you're as clueless as usual:
I have to agree with you on this one.
A member of my club is a renowned orthopedic surgeon. He has performed similar surgeries hundreds of times. In fact, this person operated on my knee nine years ago when I was 55 years of age. I experienced no pain or even discomfort after a month of taking it easy.
I walked two miles a day after a month and even jogged a 5K charity run after two months. According to this surgeon, he has never had a patient who experienced the kind of pain purported to be suffered by Woods so soon after the operation.
He did say that one thing that could possibly cause discomfort would be the effects of hormones like HGH and EPO which might be on Woods prescription list. Substances like those can exascerbate the tenderness of a recovery.
Alex USMC 1969-73