Successful Surgery For Tiger

Tiger Woods underwent successful reconstructive surgery on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) on his left knee Tuesday in Park City, Utah. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Rosenberg and Dr. Vernon Cooley, who performed arthroscopic surgery on the same knee on April 15.

"We were confident going in to this surgery and I am pleased with the results," said Dr. Rosenberg. "There were no surprises during the procedure, and as we have said, with the proper rehabilitation and training, it is highly unlikely that Mr. Woods will have any long-term effects as it relates to his career."

Woods, who won the U.S. Open last week for the third time, decided to move up the surgery to accelerate his rehabilitation.

"It was important for me to have the surgery as soon as possible so that I could begin the rehabilitation process," said Woods. "I am very appreciative of Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Cooley and his staff's guidance and look forward to working with them through the necessary rehabilitation and training. I also wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes over the past week. I look forward to working hard at my rehabilitation over the coming months and returning to the PGA Tour healthy next year."

The top-ranked Woods has not announced a timetable for his return to competitive golf. In six starts this year, Woods has four wins and a second-place finish and leads the PGA Tour money list with $5,775,000. He also won the Dubai Desert Classic.

--Mark Soltau