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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:47 AM   #2
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wonder if it included a Forkectomy
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:58 AM   #3
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"Woods will now rest for several weeks, then begin therapy and treatment. While each procedure and case is unique, patients typically return to full activity in about six months."

Kinda makes the 2017 majors long shots at best, though I don't think anyone was kidding themselves about him being a contender in those, anyway.

At some point one of these announcements is going to be a retirement announcement. I don't imagine Tiger has his sights set on the Champions Tour, and his days as a serious contender on the PGA Tour are behind him -- I don't know that this guy, who used to talk about how he was there to win every time, can adjust to just going out to be a mid-packer, and a shadow of his former self.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:59 AM   #4
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wonder if it included a Forkectomy


Now fused from L5-S1. I wonder how that will limit his swing if he ever golfs again? Also, it is going to put strain on his remaining L joints.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 11:08 AM   #5
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Now fused from L5-S1. I wonder how that will limit his swing if he ever golfs again? Also, it is going to put strain on his remaining L joints.
exactly, good luck to him.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 12:10 PM   #6
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Get well soon
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 12:16 PM   #7
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He's gonna have more back surgeries than majors! in a way, his dream of becoming the battle-worn athlete as hank haney talked about is coming to fruition
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 12:52 PM   #8
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Last week Notah said he might be okay for the US Open.

A month ago Steiny told us the rumours were all false and he'll probably play The Masters.

Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 02:18 PM   #9
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Now fused from L5-S1. I wonder how that will limit his swing if he ever golfs again? Also, it is going to put strain on his remaining L joints.
The problem with any spinal fusion is that the body will try and get the lost range of motion from the segments above and bellow...Well L5-S1 is the last disc anyways so he can't get it from below (other then adding pressure on the sacroiliac joint and potentially on the hip joint as well) so he'd have to get it from the segments above...but he already has had surgery at another segment. So yeah, outlook isn't very good right now. But hey, I hope he comes back, he's still very good for TV ratings when he's on the course
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I had the same fusion done a few years ago now, at a much more advanced age than Tiger is right now. Speaking totally personally, I've lost about 10-15% of my range of motion as well as 20% of my old yardage distance, but I have had absolutely zero pain or stress in that area since the surgery. With his natural athleticism and being in such good physical condition (not in my case), he could be back to full swings in 6 months. Only time will tell.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:15 PM   #11
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"...patients typically return to full activity in about six months."
Six months. That's late October. So, his next major would be the 2018 Masters. Assuming that Tiger does NOT win that one, his next major would be the 2018 U.S. Open, and that would be an even 10 years since his last major win.

He's done.

Aside from Tiger, does Mickelson lead active players with 5 majors?

After that, I guess it's Rory (4), and Els (except he's done, too).

Even though Tiger's 14 is still short of Nicklaus' 18, I don't see any of the current generation coming close to Tiger's total.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 05:57 PM   #12
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I had the same fusion done a few years ago now, at a much more advanced age than Tiger is right now. Speaking totally personally, I've lost about 10-15% of my range of motion as well as 20% of my old yardage distance, but I have had absolutely zero pain or stress in that area since the surgery. With his natural athleticism and being in such good physical condition (not in my case), he could be back to full swings in 6 months. Only time will tell.
I'm fused from T1-T12 (half my spine). Lucky for me my L and C joints aren't fused yet as they control the majority of motion.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 06:19 PM   #13
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The next jacket he's going to slip on will be a CBS blazer... I suspect some tower work, more course design, TGR foundation work, and playing the odd event.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 03:51 AM   #14
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Since Tiger’s last major victory (U.S. Open 2008), there have been 36 majors completed.

McIlroy - 4
Mickelson -2
Harrington - 2
Spieth - 2
Watson - 2
Kaymer - 2

The other 22 were one and done victors.

In the past 9 years Tiger has as many majors as, Willett, Y.E. Yang, Cink, Clarke, Glover, Bradley, Dufner, Simpson, and Garcia!

2018 is his last year of exemption for the U.S. Open.

I am not a Tiger lover, but I hope his focus is on health and his future, and not on golf. I don't wish anyone back pain.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 04:33 AM   #15
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I find it amazing how he still makes headlines.
His career is finished and has been for a couple yrs.
It is a sad way to end but time to move on people.
Lots of young solid players to watch now.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 04:38 AM   #16
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Hope it's succesful and he can find some of his old game in the future.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 05:08 AM   #17
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Well he carried the PGA tour on his back from 2000-2013 so this is the aftermath of all that work. Go Tiger. GOAT!
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 06:30 AM   #18
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I had the same fusion done a few years ago now, at a much more advanced age than Tiger is right now. Speaking totally personally, I've lost about 10-15% of my range of motion as well as 20% of my old yardage distance, but I have had absolutely zero pain or stress in that area since the surgery. With his natural athleticism and being in such good physical condition (not in my case), he could be back to full swings in 6 months. Only time will tell.
A golfing buddy had the same, although he suffered similar post operative conditions as you his golf game improved incredibly.
Probably as a result of dramatically slowing down his swing speed and improving his accuracy.
He was off golf for something like 6-8 months, winter time anyways, which gave him time to rest, do the proper core exercises and plenty of time to think, read and study golf swings.
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A golfing buddy had the same, although he suffered similar post operative conditions as you his golf game improved incredibly.
Probably as a result of dramatically slowing down his swing speed and improving his accuracy.
He was off golf for something like 6-8 months, winter time anyways, which gave him time to rest, do the proper core exercises and plenty of time to think, read and study golf swings.
Because of his physical conditioning over the years, I don't see any reason why it would take him longer than the doc's said to get back to "normal". With his status and bank account, I'm assuming he got the best micro-surgeon that he could for the surgery.
Personally, I've been totally pain free since the surgery and recovery. I've thought for quite a while that he'd end up with this procedure (or something similar). I'm just surprised it wasn't done sooner.
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Had my L4-5 done back in 2003 and had a second one scheduled for my C5-6 in 2009 but opted to let Mother Nature do her best to resolve it after the surgeon's prognosis. Wouldn't wish chronic back pain on my worst enemy - hope TW gets the right fix this time and puts his health ahead of everything else.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 03:23 PM   #21
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Even though Tiger's 14 is still short of Nicklaus' 18, I don't see any of the current generation coming close to Tiger's total.
Nicklaus' record won't be broken for another generation. Probably won't see it in my lifetime.
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Old Apr 22, 2017, 04:09 AM   #22
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Should retire as the great, and stop trying to relive what cant be.
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Old Apr 22, 2017, 06:04 AM   #23
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Woodsy Who?
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Great investment by taylormade......
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Great investment by taylormade......
I mean he's still tiger woods........ still the most popular attraction on the tour
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