Tiger Woods will not be golfing next week at the US Open. It will be the first time since Woods made his US Open debut in 1995 that he will not participate.
Woods said on his website:
“I am extremely disappointed that I won’t be playing in the US Open, but it’s time for me to listen to my doctors and focus on the future. I was hopeful that I could play, but if I did I risk further damage to my left leg. My knee and achilles tendon are not fully healed. I hope to be ready for AT&T National (on 30 June – 3 July), the next two majors and the rest of the year.”
Woods left the Players Championship last month after just nine holes with knee problems. Woods suffered a mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon while playing at the Masters in April.
“It’s been a frustrating and difficult year, but I’m committed to my long-term health,” Woods said. “I want to thank the fans for their encouragement and support. I am truly grateful and will be back playing when I can.”