Tiger leaves PGA Tour scrambling to fill void

By Nick Foley

(WFLX) - Tiger's thrilling win at the U.S. Open this week will be the last action he'll see for a while. The golfer says he's done for the rest of the year.

Woods going from "on top of the world" to "on the shelf" in a matter of days, and the PGA Tour is now left scrambling to fill a huge void.

Tiger, of course, out-lasting Rocco Mediate in a thrilling U.S. Open playoff on Monday. The victory was Tiger's 14th major title, but it was his first tournament since returning from knee surgery.

Tiger was in obvious discomfort during the tournament, and, turns out, he has been playing with a torn ACL in his knee for the last 10 months. He also has a stress fracture in his left tibia that he suffered last month.

Bottom line: He is shutting it down for the year to surgically repair the ACL. That means lower TV ratings for the next two Majors and the Ryder Cup later this summer.