Tiger Says He Tore Achilles in 2008
Woods said he suffered the injury in December of 2008, after he began running as he prepared to return to competition following knee surgery earlier in the year.
"I kept re-tearing it throughout the year and throughout the summer," he said. "I used tape most of the year to play."
Woods shared that news while explaining his relationship with Dr. Anthony Galea, who was recently arrested with performance-enhancing drugs in his possession. Woods confirms that Galea has been to his home on four occasions.
"He did come to my house," Woods said. "He never game me HGH or any PEDs. I've never taken that my entire life. I've never taken any illegal drug, ever, for that matter.
"I had PRP, platelet-enriched plasma treatments. They draw blood from your arm, spin it in a centrifuge and spin the plasma into the entries. As you all know, 2008 I blew out my ACL and part of my reconstruction ... it wasn't reacting properly. So I had the PRP injection into my LCL."
According to Woods, after tearing his Achilles, he had the had injections to speed his recovery.
"I also went to hyperbaric chambers after the injections to help heal faster."
Woods said the distance he hit the ball last year was directly reflective of the bad Achilles.
"That's also one of the reasons why when I did come back and did start playing, I was hitting the ball so short," he said. "I couldn't push off my right side."
Woods also said he took the painkiller Vicodin and the sedative Ambien for his knee and also after the death of his father. Woods said he never underwent therapy for these drugs.
He did not disclose the official reason he underwent 45-days of treatment other than to say it was "personal."