Tiger Woods Still Recovering from Back Surgery, Will Skip U. S. Open

Tiger Woods will miss the U.S. Open next month as he continues to rehab from back surgery. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Tiger Woods will miss the U.S. Open next month as he continues to rehab from back surgery.
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Tiger Woods will miss his second consecutive major championship as he recovers from back surgery that has him on an indefinite leave from the game.

Woods announced on his website that he would be skipping the U.S. Open in two weeks.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be there because I’m not yet physically able to play competitive golf,” said Woods, who will miss his sixth major due to injury as a professional. “I’d like to convey my regrets to the USGA leadership, the volunteers and the fans that I won’t be at Pinehurst.

“The U.S. Open is very important to me and I know it’s going to be a great week. Despite missing the first two majors, and several other important tournaments, I remain very optimistic about this year and my future.”

Woods has not played since the WGC-Cadillac Championship on March 9. He had surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve in his back on March 31, causing him to miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

Since winning the 2008 U.S. Open — the last of his 14 major titles — Woods has missed four other majors, two that year following knee surgery and two in 2011 due to knee and Achilles injuries.

With his inactivity, Woods has dropped to No. 3 in the world behind Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson.

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SOURCE: ESPN
Bob Harig

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