Tiger Woods out for remainder of season, more surgery planned
UNDATED - Tiger Woods' victory at the U.S. Open is proving to be a costly one. A person with knowledge of the decision says the world Number 1 will miss the rest of the season because of a left knee that will require more surgery.
Woods had surgery to clean out cartilage April 15th, but later suffered a stress fracture while preparing for his return to golf. That's what caused his pain during the U.S. Open, which he won in a 19-hole playoff Monday over Rocco Mediate.
The medical problem will slow down Woods' pursuit of the all-time record for major championship titles. He claimed his 14th with that five-day, 91-hole marathon victory in San Diego, pulling to within four of Jack Nicklaus.
Woods was last seen in public late Monday afternoon walking with a pronounced limp across Torrey Pines toward the parking lot with the U.S. Open trophy in his arms. He will miss a major championship for the first time in his career and will not be available for the Ryder Cup in September.