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Tiger Woods' surgery means he will not appear at the Ryder Cup

No Tiger Woods for the rest of the year, after the revelation he has a ruptured ACL.  He had surgery following the Masters in April to remove loose cartilage in his left knee.  It's his third surgery of that kind in the past ten years.

Woods was in noticeable pain during the Open at Torrey Pines.  According to him, that pain was mostly due to a double stress fracture in his left leg which occured as a result of his rehab from the surgery in April.

That stress fracture was diagnosed two-and-a-half weeks ago, Woods saying he had made it a goal to come back and play the Memorial the week before the Open.  He couldn't, and wasn't going to miss golf's national championship.

That said, he will miss the final two majors of the season, something he's never done since turning pro.

More importantly for folks in and around Louisville, that means no Tiger in the Ryder Cup at Valhalla.

U. S. Captain Paul Azinger released a statement earlier:  "This should not be about Tiger and the Ryder Cup now," he says.  "This is about Tiger's health and well-being and his march to history."

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