Tiger Woods announced today that he will not be competing at this year’s British Open.
Woods has not competed since mid-May due to a leg injury. The former No.1 says that he will not return to competitive play until he is 100% ready.
Woods said on his website:
‘Unfortunately, I’ve been advised that I should not play in the British Open. As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only going to come back when I’m 100 percent ready. I do not want to risk further injury. That’s different for me, but I’m being smarter this time. I’m very disappointed and want to express my regrets to the British Open fans.”
This is the second time in four years that Tiger has missed the British Open.
Woods was diagnosed with a “grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon,” according to his website, in April. Tiger tried to play at The Players Championship, but re-injured his leg on the first shot.
“In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have competed at THE PLAYERS, but it’s a big event, and I wanted to be there to support the tour. I’ve got to learn from what I did there and do it right this time and not come back until I’m ready.
“I think my best years are still ahead of me, and I’m very confident and optimistic about the future.”
[Source: Tiger Woods]