Broken Leg? Rub Some Dirt on it and Play 91 Holes : Blog Of The Nation Tiger shows 'em he's a tiger and plays 91 holes of golf with two leg fractures and a torn ligament. After surgery, he'll sit out a full season. The question now: Will anyone watch Tiger-less golf?
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Broken Leg? Rub Some Dirt on it and Play 91 Holes

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Tiger Woods winces in pain at the 15th tee during the U.S. Open. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The most famous knee in the country right now belongs to Tiger Woods. And I'm not sure which is the bigger story: that he'll miss the rest of the season because of surgery, or that he played 91 holes of golf with fractures in his leg and a torn ligament in his knee. This may not be Kerri Strug proportions, but certainly Curt Schilling at least. Here's the question, though: How badly will Tiger's injury hurt the sport of golf? He's a big draw, and sponsors and spectators pay a lot of money to be close to him on the greens. Are you a golf fan? Are going to pay any less attention while Tiger's sidelined?