Tuesday, August 12

News from Tiger

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I JUST RECEIVED MY TIGER WOODS newsletter. Following are excerpts:
Things are lot better since I last wrote to you. I'm a lot more mobile, which is really nice. I can't catch Sam yet, but I'm getting close. The big thing is I've started my rehab and can ride the bike. I can't ride it hard -- just motion -- but am getting in two or three sessions a day.

As far as swinging a club, that's not going to happen until next year. I just don't have a choice. We simply don't know what type of swelling there would be or if there would be any residual effects the next day once you start wheeling and dealing on the knee. Everyone's body reacts differently. I could putt right now, but I'm not going to do it.

I don't know what the doctors are going to tell me about playing golf down the road. I'm taking it day-to-day, week-to-week. All I'm doing every day is looking forward to my next day.

A lot of guys have checked in with me to see how I'm doing. It's been an unbelievable response and I really appreciate it.
I checked in too, Tiger, but my email bounced harder than a Terrell Owens spike.
Initially, I probably lost about 10 pounds because I wasn't working out. All of that was muscle. I've put about two pounds back on, but I'm still pretty light. I'm eating mostly raw and organic foods that provide the most nutrients.

I didn't watch much of the British Open and saw a little bit of the British Senior Open, because my friend John Cook was in contention.

I watched some of the PGA Championship and want to congratulate Padraig Harrington on his wins at the British and PGA. As a two-time defending PGA champion, it was a lot more frustrating not to be competing and that hurts the most.

The thing I miss the most about not competing is the fight. I've gone through this experience before, so I knew what I was in for. I know I'm in no condition to beat anybody right now, so I don't have a problem with not being able to compete.

I will definitely watch some of the Ryder Cup Matches and will be pulling hard for the American Team. I wish I could do more than root!

That's all for now. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'll talk to you soon.
−The Armchair Golfer

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3 comments :

beth said...

HI DAD!!! it's your favorite eldest daughter. =] i feel so famous right now.

the golfing doctor said...

Thanks for the update. Makes you realize he's not going to be back playing anytime soon.
I'm intrigued at the prospect of Tiger and Harrington going head-to-head.

The Armchair Golfer said...

No, you're right. He's gone for quite a while. I wonder how the time off will affect him, not just physically but mentally and emotionally. Will he return with the same drive and intensity? Even more? Less?