Woods Plagued By Knee Pain For A Decade

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - While he doesn't know when he'll play golf
again, Tiger Woods says his rebuilt left knee has been sore his
entire pro career and he looks forward to playing on two good legs.
During a conference call today for his AT&T National tournament,
Woods said his left knee has been sore for 10 to 12 years.
Woods, who had reconstructive surgery last Tuesday, says he's
been assured his long-term health will be "a hell of a lot better
than it's been over the last decade" and he's really looking
forward to that.
Woods says doctors in Utah used a tendon from his right
hamstring to rebuild the anterior cruciate ligament in his left
knee, which he says has always been weak and finally snapped while
jogging on a golf course last July.
He says he'll likely not attend the AT&T National, which starts
Thursday at Congressional. Doctors have told Woods to avoid planes
because of swelling.

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