Tiger Woods has pulled out of subsequent week’s U.S. Open, giving his physique extra time to heal and get stronger, as he nonetheless plans to play within the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland in July.
Woods, 46, introduced that he would not play within the U.S. Open, scheduled for June 16-19 at The Nation Membership in Brookline, Massachusetts, in a press release on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
Woods, a 15-time main champion, stated he hopes to play within the JP McManus Professional-Am at Adare Manor in Eire on July 4-5 and The Open on the Outdated Course at St. Andrews from July 14-17.
I beforehand knowledgeable the USGA that I can’t be competing within the @usopengolf as my physique wants extra time to get stronger for main championship golf. I do hope and plan to be able to play in Eire at @JPProAm and at @TheOpen subsequent month. I am excited to get again on the market quickly!
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 7, 2022
A 3-time U.S. Open champion, Woods withdrew from last month’s PGA Championship at Southern Hills after 54 holes. He was limping noticeably on his surgically repaired proper leg in chilly climate in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had rallied to make the minimize within the second spherical, however carded a 9-over 79 within the third, his worst profession rating on the PGA Championship. He was 12 over after 54 holes.
It was simply Woods’ second begin in an official occasion after he was severely damage in a car wreck outdoors Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2021. In his first begin in almost 17 months, Woods completed 47th on the Masters in April after carding 6-over 78 in every of his remaining two rounds, his worst rating at Augusta Nationwide.
Woods’ determination to skip the U.S. Open wasn’t surprising. He complained about his proper leg hurting after every of his rounds on the PGA Championship.
“It is solely going to maintain getting stronger,” Woods informed reporters earlier than the PGA Championship. “The extra I exploit it, the extra energy it positive aspects. Am I ever going to have full mobility? No. By no means once more. However I am going to be capable to get stronger. It is going to ache, however that is the way in which it’ll be.”