Tiger Woods will not play at the 2022 US Open

Tiger Woods will not play next week’s US Open at the Country Club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.

The news wasn’t entirely a surprise, given that Woods pulled out of the PGA Championship last month after three increasingly bumpy runs.

Woods announced Tuesday morning via Twitter:

Woods reiterated that he plans to play in two European events next month, including the Open in St Andrews.

He is still recovering from injuries sustained during a single car rollover in February 2021 that nearly cost him his right leg or even his life. He spent most of the remainder of 2021 in rehab, strengthening himself with the expectation of returning to play in the majors and little else.

After an impressive four-day performance at the Masters, Woods became more volatile over the course of the week in Southern Hills, and on Saturday night pulled out of the PGA Championship.

Woods has won the US Open three times, most recently with a dramatic 2008 win over Rocco Medet at Torrey Pines. He played that tournament with a broken leg, and shortly thereafter took the first injury he sustained to take the sabbatical from his career.

TULSA, Oklahoma – MAY 21: Tiger Woods of the United States on hole 16 during the third round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 21, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Jay Busby is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter at jaybusbee or reach out to him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com.

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