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Tiger Woods to miss US Open to give body time to recover, 'be ready to play' The Open in July

Tiger Woods to miss US Open to give body time to recover, ‘be ready to play’ The Open in July

tiger wood He withdrew from next week’s US Open, giving his body more time to heal and get stronger, as he still plans to play at the 150th Open in St Andrews in Scotland in July.

Woods, 46, announced that he will not play in the US Open, scheduled for June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, in a statement on his Twitter account on Tuesday.

Woods, the 15-time main champion, said he hopes to play the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor in Ireland July 4-5 and the Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews July 14-17.

Woods, a three-time US Open champion, pulled out of the PGA Championship last month in Southern Hills after 54 holes. He was noticeably limping on his surgically repaired right leg in cold weather in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had gone up to make the cut in the second round, but had a 9 over 79 in the third round, the worst result of his career in the PGA Championship. He was 12 years old after 54 holes.

It was Woods’ second start in a state event after he was seriously injured in a car wreck outside Los Angeles on February 23, 2021. On his first start in nearly 17 months, Woods finished 47th in the Masters in April after collecting 6 cards. . –Over 78 in each of his last rounds, his worst result at Augusta National.

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Woods’ decision to skip the US Open was not unexpected. He complained about injuring his right leg after each of his PGA Championship rounds.

“It’s only going to get stronger,” Woods told reporters ahead of the PGA Championship. “The more I use it, the more powerful it is. Will I ever have the ability to move? No. Never. But I will be able to become stronger. It will hurt, but that’s how it will be.”