Tiger Woods Won’t Play U.S. Open; Targets British Open at St Andrews

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods attends a press conference during a practice round prior to the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 16, 2019 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Photo by Matthew Lewis/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Tiger Woods is out of the U.S. Open but plans to be ready for the British Open next month at St. Andrews.

The 15-time major winner announced on social media that his surgically repaired leg is simply not strong enough to compete in the season’s third major championship.

“I previously informed the USGA that I will not be competing in the U.S. Open as my body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf,” said Woods in a Tuesday morning tweet.

“I do hope and plan to be ready to play in Ireland at JP McManus Pro-Am and at The Open next month. I’m excited to get back out there soon!”

In February 2021, the 46-year-old suffered a serious leg injury in a car accident and following months of rehab he returned to compete in both the Masters and the PGA Championship. He seemed labored in both, particular at Southern Hills for the PGA where he was forced to withdraw.




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