One of the things we’re learning about Tiger Woods is that things are seldom as
they appear. Using that logic, I wonder if his indefinite leave to “repair his
broken relationships” is also about repairing his injured left knee.
According to The New York Times, a Canadian doctor flew to Orlando at least four times to give Woods platelet
therapy at his home in 2009. The last treatment, according to the doctor,
happened in August. Woods wouldn’t have sought those treatments if he wasn’t still feeling the effects of the knee surgery.
It is possible that the time away from the game will also be good for Woods’s
knee. And, if his knee is an issue, he would have good reason to keep it a
secret. A scientific study found that playing against
Woods was so intimidating that it affected his opponents’ performance. If the
Tour’s young guns knew Tiger was hurting, it might damage his aura of
Of course the knee could be fine, and I could be way off base. But to solve the puzzle of when Tiger will return, maybe we should ask his doctors instead of his marriage counselor.