So obviously Tiger Wood's surgery has been all I've been thinking about since I read the news last night. And here's what's interesting to me in no particular order:
1) According to the AP Story, Tiger's coach Hank Haney was not aware of the surgery till Tiger called him to tell him. Wow, really? Can you imagine any other sport (or any other athlete) where that could happen? "Hey, Francona, it's Big Papi. Hey, fyi, just had surgery on my knee." "You WHAT?!" "No big deal. It was just kind of bugging me. I'll be back before the All Star break."
2) I wonder if he would have done this if he'd won the Masters last week. I mean obviously from his last surgery back in December 2002, he indeed returned within that 4-6 week window and then proceeded to win his first event back, but would he risk something going wrong during rehab if it would have jeopardized a Grand Slam year?
3) Amazing how easily this news completely made the golf world forget about Masters champ Trevor Immelman. Immelman should find some reason to have surgery later this week -- something that makes his triumph at Augusta even more impressive. I'd go with a double eye transplant, mentioning casually on his website that he played the final round 80% blind. Then again, check out trevorimmelman.com -- he should really just post the news on Tiger's site.