Tiger Woods has pulled out of the US Open saying his body needs more time to get stronger.
Woods, 46, announced he will not be playing in the event, which he has won three times and is being held June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Instead, the 15-time Major champion will turn his attention to the British Open in St Andrews next month.
This spring, Woods returned to action much sooner than expected after a devastating car accident in February 2021. He played at the Masters in April and made the cut before fading as walking on the Augusta course took its toll.
He then competed in the PGA Championship in May and made the cut there as well, although he retired before the final round of the event after limping to 79 in the third round.
“It’s only going to get stronger,” Woods said ahead of the PGA Championship. “The more I use it, the more power it gains. Will I ever have full mobility? no Never again. But I will be able to get stronger. It’s going to hurt, but that’s the way it’s going to be.”
Woods has endured pain throughout his career, more memorable being the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines, which he won with a double stress fracture in his left leg and torn ligaments in his left knee, which required surgery at the end of the season.
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