Tiger Woods has long been a staple of golf news. He has remained an enigma in spite of his incredible career and troublesome personal life, and because of this has continued to maintain the attention of golf fans and non-golf fans alike.
However, Tiger’s ability to draw a crowd has kept the spot light off a few other golfers. Recently, Woods injured his Achilles tendon while playing in Doral. After 11 holes, Woods withdrew leaving fans and sports casters alike holding their breaths – wondering whether Woods was suffering from a legitimate injury that would keep him sidelined for weeks or just a mild sprain. However, Woods’ injury is not the only one that has kept a golfer sidelined. A few other key players that will be sidelined for a few weeks due to injury include:
Goydos, who has spent 25 years on the PGA, will be out for three months. For most of his career, he has experienced pain in his left wrist, and will be reporting for surgery shortly to have a bone spur removed.
Glover will surely be seen donning a knee brace after a fall from a paddle board in Hawaii. A former U.S. Open champion, Glover has had to miss several big tournaments recently, including the San Diego and Pebble Beach, due to the injuries, and won’t be seen again until the Innisbrook Transitions Tournament.
Toms withdrew from the recent Cadillac Championship alongside Tiger due to a back injury. Unfortunately, no one even seemed to notice or care that he was sidelined.
While Tiger is definitely a crowd pleaser, he is not the only player to be noticed on the course. Rory McIlory has taken the new number one spot, and hardly anyone has seemed to give him any attention due to Tiger’s injury. In fact, McIlory has been more than willing to come into the spot light and have a little fun with his new title, even sporting a Tennis racket with Maria Sharapova in front of thousands of adoring fans in Madison Square Garden.
The game may love Tiger, but it doesn’t need Tiger to remain interesting. So whether he rises or continues to smother himself out, keep your eyes on the course. There are several other players worth watching and taking notice of.