Tiger Woods' Knee Injury, Strained Achilles Likely Forced Withdrawal From Players Championship 2011

Tiger Woods has announced his withdrawal from the Players Championship for the second consecutive year. Given that he had been battling a nagging knee injury, as well as an ailing Achilles tendon, the move doesn't come as a major surprise. From the PGA Tour website:

Woods played his first five holes in 5 over – including a triple bogey at the fourth hole — and was visibly limping as he shot 42 on the front nine. He is nursing a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and a strained left Achilles tendon.

We don't yet have confirmation that these injuries are the reasons for Woods' withdrawal. Given that Woods, a noted golf enthusiast, skipped the Wells Fargo event with these injuries, however, it's probably a safe bet. Woods was seen limping in the locker room after leaving the course.

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