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Tiger Decides To Be Smart About Injury Rehab: Seven Straight Days Of Competitive Golf, No SEALS Training On Tap

I can't help but sense skepticism in Bob Harig's story on Tiger committing to Monday and Tuesday's homage to excess, the Tavistock Cup.

Unless he asks for a waiver, Woods would then be expected to play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational pro-am Wednesday, followed by the 72-hole tournament. That would mean playing golf for seven straight days.

Woods has won the Palmer event six times and it will be his last competition prior to the Masters, which begin April 5.

"I'm playing very well," he said on his website. "It's all starting to come together."

According to an exclusive report, Tiger is on tap to join Team Albany, having left Isleworth for Jupiter.

Woods will play for Team Albany in the ninth annual Tavistock Cup at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla. He'll be joined by teammates Tim Clark, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose against Team Isleworth, Team Lake Nona and Team Queenwoods in the two-day competition, which is an officially sanctioned PGA Tour event.

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(Harig isn't skeptical he thinks he's being stupid, slight difference)

Honestly, skydiving would be better for the Achilles than walking 18 holes of golf.

But mostly athletes + injuries = terminal case of the stupids. A quick perusal of the Tav pairings & BH entry lists reveals Trevor Immelman planning to play both, this after WD'ing with soreness in his wrist from the Transitions Championship this week. Athletes are flat out terrible at keeping themselves out of competition with injuries.
03.16.2012 | Unregistered Commenterelf
elf, you may have the hardest job in golf. But you are very good at it!
Isn't it amazing all the stars that will play in this, but wouldn't even think about playing a fall event or an event on Tour that could really use some star power. I realize it's for charity and they are independant contractors but I'm sure there are a few tournaments that would die for half of these guys in their field.
03.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin
"It's all starting to come together"


Wait, wait ...
I get it "The new story"


03.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGolfFan
Charity? Really? Can anyone confirm that these "pay me and I might show" PROFESSIONALS are teeing it in 'The Tav' without ONE DIME of guaranteed compensation?

I'm wishing Tiger Woods every ounce of luck as he pursues Jack Nicklaus' all-time record in Major Championships:
19 second place finishes.
03.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBenSeattle
@Ky, I'm just really not a fan of silly double standards (like health is silly, performance is a diff issue, that's a more legit double standard, but we should still recognize that's what we're doing).

Sadly, if people keep holding Lebron to these ridiculous double standards, I'm going to have to start rooting for him or something, and I don't like him at all. Siiiigh, stop it people! :)
03.16.2012 | Unregistered Commenterelf
Ben, every pro is guaranteed $50,000 minimum (at least that was the case last year). It appears that there's also a helicopter shuttle offered each day to those on the "away" team. There have been instances in the past when Joe "I lost $1 billion on Bear Stearns" Lewis was short a man and just gave a player club membership, gratis, in lieu of an appearance fee (at one time a $150,000 value). You know Bubba Watson is playing as a part of Team Isleworth this year but nobody can ever remember seeing him on the membership rolls before...

...what the heck, it's Joe's party, guess he can do as he pleases!
03.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
Sounds like a big party for millionaires.
03.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin
@Del hits it on the head, you also get more if you win the stroke play or something. Anyways charity might be getting something, but these guys are getting paid. Apparently Bubba joined Isleworth a little while ago, and is also looking to buy a house, who knows, whatever.

If a bunch of rich people want to throw a tournament for a bunch of rich golfers, I don't really care. What I do have a problem with is having it the same week as a PGA Tour event in the same city, hosted by AP, and some of the guys not showing up. And if they played the week before in the transitions well then I can understand it. But to do it, and not play a single non-WGC event on the Fla swing, strikes me as very poor form (looking at you Adam Scott).
03.16.2012 | Unregistered Commenterelf
What ? It is an officially sanctioned PGA Tour event ?

Do they get UPS points ?
03.16.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjstiles
Officially santioned means exactly what to those not on the tee sheet?
03.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterArdmoreari
"But mostly athletes + injuries = terminal case of the stupids."

Just like a lot of people who post on these internet boards.
03.16.2012 | Unregistered Commenterrb
Only an idiot or a golf nut would log on to this site at 1:00 am after a Brit Floyd concert.

Guilty as charged.
03.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
Hey! brit Floyd! didnt he do dark side of the wall?
03.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEd
Tiger says,

I'm playing very well, it's all starting to come together.......

Does anyone notice he has been saying this since 2001 about every month??????
So, is Tim RosaFart predicting a win at Bay Hill or Tavistock given that is last Edrick "W" prediction ending in a mid-round drive & dash?
03.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHole in Three
He's been saying the same things in the press conferences since like, forever.
03.17.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Athletes tend to want to return sooner than they should from an injury. With the Masters only days away, Tiger took a risk playing but his doctors must have told him the options and possible complications, if any, he would create. Good luck. The golf world needs Tiger at his best to gauge the best of the best.
03.23.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenny

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