Tiger Woods has confirmed he won’t compete within the US Open at Brookline subsequent week.
The 15-time Main winner remains to be recovering from a near-fatal automobile accident in February 2021 and lately needed to withdraw after the third spherical of the PGA Championship in Might.
Having confirmed up up on the first two Majors of the yr, Woods has determined to skip the third with the intention to give his physique a greater probability for the a hundred and fiftieth Open at St Andrews in July.
“I beforehand knowledgeable the USGA that I can’t be competing within the US Open as my physique wants extra time to get stronger for main championship golf,” Woods stated on Twitter.
“I do hope and plan to be able to play in Eire at JP McManus Professional-AM and at The Open subsequent month. I’m excited to get again on the market quickly!”
The 46-year-old returned to the Majors before anyone anticipated, simply 14 months on from a crash which practically value him his leg.
He suffered open fractures to each the tibia and fibula, together with critical foot and ankle accidents.
Regardless of early indicators of promise on the Masters and the PGA Championship, making cuts that lots of the world’s greatest missed, Woods pale at each tournaments as strolling round Augusta and Southern Hills took its toll.
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He shot his worst-ever PGA Championship round with a 79 on the Saturday, after battling to make the weekend despite clear signs of pain.
It mirrored his display at the Masters in April, when the American held his own on the opening two days, before shooting his worst-ever round at Augusta with a 78 on day three.
St Andrews, where Woods has won The Open twice, is dead flat and should prove an easier walk for the golfing legend, unlike The Country Club at Brookline, hosting next week’s US Open.
Speaking about the July event in Scotland, Woods recently admitted the Old Course is his favourite track in the world.
“I am looking forward to St Andrews,” he said in April. “That is something that is near and dear to my heart.
“I’ve won two Opens there, it’s the home of golf, it’s my favourite golf course in the world. I will be there for that one.”
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