Tiger Woods Says He Will Miss US Open Next Week


Tiger Woods has announced that he will not play next week’s US Open at Brookline.

He said his decision is to continue his recovery from severe leg injuries sustained in a car accident last year.

“I previously informed (organizers) the USGA that I will not be competing in the @usopengolf as my body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf,” Woods tweeted, adding that he is still planning to play in the British Open at St Andrews, which starts on July 14.

“I’m excited to get back out there soon.”

The 15-time major champion withdrew from the PGA Championship last month after the third round.

He however made a surprise return at the Masters in April, after needing surgery to repair his right leg following the car crash in February 2021.

The American is a three-time US Open champion, with the last of those titles coming in 2008 at Torrey Pines when he defied a left knee injury to win in a play-off.

Woods said he is still planning to “be ready to play in Ireland” at the JP McManus Pro-am tournament the week before the British Open.

He has lifted the Claret Jug twice at St Andrews in Scotland, in 2000 and 2005

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