Tiger Woods apparently tried once (and is probably still now trying) to blame his left knee woes on “stuff I did as a kid,” and not on his modern golf swing models which have wrecked the left side of his body.
It’s not just the knee – if you see the history of Tiger’s injuries, you will see a distinct and unavoidable pattern of left side body issues, all coming from that planted-heel back swing and everything that comes along with swinging this way from an early age.
Tiger has been swinging a golf club since he was two years old. If he ever swung with a mechanically-correct floating leading heel, I don’t know.
But his first knee operation came in ’94 while he was in college – why would you need knee surgery in college to remove cartilage and “benign cysts” from having banged up your knee falling off a bike as a kid?
You wouldn’t, and we all know that.
Q: Are you a betting person?
If so, and if Tiger had benign cysts in his left knee in college, and again in ’02 (those bike injuries sure keep repeating on one, don’t they?), how much would you be willing to wager that it didn’t come from the years of straining that left knee with the planted-heel back swing and “leg snap” through impact?
You wouldn’t get a plug nickel from me on that bet.
If you read the article at Golf Digest online and view the picture of his injuries… what do you notice?
A small quote from the article:
Tiger Woods told Golf Digest’s Jaime Diaz in 2005 that he has had a bad left knee since childhood. “It’s because of the stuff I did as a kid,” Woods said. “Wiping out on skateboards, crashing on dirt bikes, jumping off things. I banged it up pretty bad.”
Wie was diagnosed with bursitis in her left hip after withdrawing from the Kingsmill Championship in the middle of May. She’s also been struggling with pain in her left kneeand left ankle, joints that have endured wear and tear as shock absorbers of her powerful swing. The bone spur in the left foot was a newly diagnosed malady after the U.S. Women’s Open.
A dirt bike that only affects the left side of the body, apparently.
Question: Just how many people on the golf Tours are crashing their dirt bikes?
It’s a dirt bike crash epidemic!
Wait – maybe it’s the skateboards… or the jumping off things and landing only on the left leg…
I don’t know if Tiger was blowing smoke up Jaime Diaz’ pant legs or actually believed this, but it is yet another example of modern golf swing people not seeing the nose on their faces.
“Now, Stay On That LEFT Side, My Man…”
Then again, Tiger worked with Sean Foley for five (that’s 5) blessed years, ending in a broken back, before he finally figured out that Foley didn’t know what the heck he was talking about… not exactly rocket scientists we’re dealing with, here…
“Something Like This I Think…Left”
They will blame anything but the way in which they’re swinging, because if they admitted that their swing model was breaking their bodies down, they’d have to figure out how to swing another way.
You know… in a way that wouldn’t wreck the left side of one’s body…
And that would be too hard, apparently.
So, we’ll see Tiger Woods come back from 3 back surgeries, and if he’s swinging the same way he was before, look for a mysterious dirt bike accident to put him out for the duration of his career.
But it won’t be the swing…according to Tiger.
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