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Tiger reveals Achilles injury, denies HGH


        Tiger Woods revealed during his first news conference since the November SUV crash that he tore his Achilles when he was rehabbing from knee surgery in late 2008. He had platelet enriched plasma treatments for that, after having had the PRP therapy to help him recover from the original reconstructive surgery.

         The treatment was performed as his Florida home by Dr. Anthony Galea, who is under investigation in connection with illegal performance enhancing drugs. Woods said Galea never gave him human growth hormone or performance enhancing drugs. "I've never taken any illegal drug, ever, for that matter," he said.

          He also said that the positive, encouraging response from fans during his practice round today "blew me away." Woods interacted with fans in a way that he almost never did before. He intends to be more cognizant of his public, plans to tone down his angry outburts on the course and will be less exuberant with his successes.

         He asserted that he now keeps his golf successes in perspective, but does not expect them to stop. Asked about his goals for the week, he said, "Nothing's changed [I'm]  going to go out there and try to win this thing."

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