Tiger Woods will not be playing next week’s US Open at The Country Club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
Woods, a three-time US Open champion who has played in the first two majors of the year as he recovers from serious right leg and foot injuries sustained in a car accident in February of 2021, announced on Twitter on Tuesday.
“I have previously informed the American Golf Association that I will not compete in the US Open because my body needs more time to get stronger for the major golf tournaments,” Woods wrote. “I hope and plan to be ready to play in Ireland at the JP McManus Pro-Am and at The Open next month. I am excited to be back there soon.”
The 46-year-old Woods booted in both the Masters in April and the PGA Championship in May, but struggled in both. He withdrew after the third round of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills last month after struggling with leg pain.
After the way Woods viewed the PGA, it is no surprise that he skipped the US Open and tried to prepare himself for the British Open in St Andrews, an easy-to-walk flat course where he won twice.
Woods triumphed at Old Course in St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005, calling it his favorite track in the world.
Woods has won three British Opens, two of them (2000, 2005) coming in at St Andrews.