I have spent most of my mornings watching Wimbledon, the afternoon watching AT&T and the evenings watching the U.S. Olympic Trials. I also read and play video games. Anything to get me through the day, Woods said in his most recent newsletter about his activities, or lack thereof, last week.
Woods is out for the remainder of the season due to arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Of course, he went out with a bang, winning the U.S. Open over 91 holes. In his newsletter, he explained three reasons as to why he played through the pain (he also had two stress fractures in his leg).
The three reasons I played were: 1) It was Torrey Pines, a place where I grew up playing and have had a lot of success; 2) I was comfortable on the course and knew the greens; 3) I knew it was going to be my last event of the year, he said.
As for next year, Woods said he wasnt sure when he would be able to return, but that The good news is that my stress fractures are healing. If I hadn't played in the U.S. Open, they would be almost fully healed by now. So, the surgery was a blessing in disguise. By the time I come back, they should be fine.
He also touched on a couple of other topics: missing out on the seasons final two majors and attending the Ryder Cup.
The thing I'll miss most about sitting out the rest of the season is not being in the fight. Everybody knows how much I love to compete. I was really looking forward to playing in the British Open at Royal Birkdale, where I finished third in 1998, and trying to defend my title in the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills.
I have been asked if I would consider being an assistant coach for the U.S. Ryder Cup Team in September. I wouldn't do it for a couple reasons: 1) I'm not on the team. 2) The event should be about the competitors and the competition. The guys will have plenty on their minds and I wish them the best. I'll be cheering loudly.