Column: For the love of Hogan, enough with trumped up tales of Tiger Woods' U.S. Open knee battle

Yes, Tiger Woods had surgery two days after the Masters. Yes, today will be the first time he even walks a full 18 holes since. Yes, it's a challenge. But let's be real: Countless Americans undergo this type of knee surgery every year and most of them are back at work within about a week. Tiger did not have to completely rebuild his body the way Ben Hogan did after that horrific 1949 car crash.

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Torrey Pines - Hole 4

Tiger Woods is playing golf at Torrey Pines, not cliff diving.

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