Skip to comments.Tiger Woods Withdraws From WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral
Posted on 03/11/2012 2:07:01 PM PDT by N. Theknow
Tiger Woods just withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in Miami. He was taken by golf cart to his car in the parking lot after going to 3 over par on his 4th round. Woods appeared to favor his left leg after a poor iron shot on the 10th hole.
Press was told by Woods caddie that it was his left leg that was hurting and caused him to withdraw.
Woods had dropped 19 spots down the leader board on a day when the leaders were also having difficulties....except for Rory McIlroy who is putting on a charge with a recent eagle from the front bunker on the 12th hole.
So much for all of that “Tiger is Back!” talk.
Watson was leading by two strokes after 3rounds and has now dropped to 4th place at 3over par. McIlroy was 8 shots back to begin the day and is now one shot off the lead.
BREAKING NEWS Due to a left leg injury, Tiger withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship on the 12th hole of the final round.
TigerWoods I won’t be late for any tee times! youtube.com/rolex
4 days ago
I’ve been watching all day. Tiger suddenly hurt his knee (cough cough) after missing his 10th straight fairway.
This is nothing more than an excuse.
This is nothing more than an excuse.
I had the same thought. But it also looked like he scrapped his new golf swing and went back to the former swing that put more stress on his left leg. Thus his record performance in last week's 4th round.
Looks as though Cadillacs and short irons don't mix well together for Tiger.
I’m guessing if he were -15 he’d play through the injury.
He drove himself home. Which seemed odd.
Tiger or not. It’s going to be a great finish.
Is it just me or did it seem that NBC gave very little camera time and commentary to Woods?
not that I'm complaining!
Yeah, let’s really hear it for NBC Sports, who spent a good 10 minutes tracking Tiger driving down the road (reminded me of the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase). With such drama, who wants to watch 6 guys all within a stroke of the lead playing top-notch golf in the final round of a semi-major?
I was just thinking how much he’s like our president.
Bubba, McIlory and Keegan Bradley are today’s top stars. Woods, while a legend, is no longer in the conversation.
And a prank call from Captain Janks....."I see Tiger...and he's scared.....and Baby Booey to y'all!"
I had the same thought about the OJ chase. But while he was playing they didn’ t show much of him it seemed.
I'm going to give him the benefit of doubt.. Maybe Tiger was missing the fairways because of his knee....
I'm just barely an avg player and hurt my neck a few years back...I had to stop playing mostly because...it was no longer fun not knowing if this particular swing was going to re-injury my neck and leave me in pain for months
As you know the golf swing is a multi-faceted mechanical thing....one thing off and you basically suck...I pretty much sucked when everything was working right... LOL
He made a statement that it is his left achilles.
travisbarta RT @ReillyRick: Had my heart in my mouth watching Tiger drive away from Doral. He came SO close to a bunch of fire hydrants. 38 seconds ago · re
I was looking for a blonde woman chasing him with a golf club.
He did change his shoes during the round so there be something to it. Or it may be he was three over par for his round.
Golf at the professional level involves every part of the body working in unison with grace and power, coordinated by a clear and undistracted mind. Age and experience can change your perspective about trying to "limp along and win tourneys" as if an injury was no big deal. Tiger gutted out the final round of the 2008 U.S. Open - and won - with a knee injury that would have crippled most men. In the process he made the injury much worse, and he hasn't been quite the same since. Regardless of what anybody thinks of Tiger Woods personally, he has nothing to prove in the Guts Department.
It’s his middle leg that got him in trouble.
His last shot of the day was a 320 yard drive on 12. Last year, when he withdrew from the TPC, his last shot was a 280 yard 5 wood, that flew the green of a par 5 in two. I wish I hit it that well injured, or, heck, not injured.
I think his poor play of the last couple of years (i.e. “hasn’t been quote the same since”) is more complex than a bum knee.
As for his “guts,” steroids and pain killers will allow you to do things that would “cripple most men.”
Arnie’s Bayhill is coming up in 2 weeks (which he normally plays). And then The Masters. Let’s see if he is sidelined.
There has been some speculation that Tiger’s apparent use of HGH to bulk up did long term damage to the natural athletic balance of his body. The again, Tiger’s problem may simply be that demon that stalks us all: age.
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