15-time major winner Tiger Woods on Wednesday confirmed his unavailability for the upcoming U.S. Open. Although he withdrew from the next week’s tournament, he aims to play for the 150thOpen Champions at St Andrews, scheduled for next month.
His withdrawal comes after he decided to pull out of the US PGA Championship after three rounds in May 2022. Tiger Woods confirmed stating, “I will not be competing in the US Open as my body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf”.
I previously informed the USGA that I will not be competing in the @usopengolf as my body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf. I do hope and plan to be ready to play in Ireland at @JPProAm and at @TheOpen next month. I’m excited to get back out there soon!
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 7, 2022
The U.S. Open begins on June 16 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Notably, the American veteran returned to competitive golf in April after months of recovering from a serious car accident he suffered in February 2021.
Tiger Woods further added that he hopes and plans to be ready for the next month’s tournament – JP McManus Pro-Am, set to be played in Ireland and The Open, which is scheduled to take place between 14 to 17 July.
In his message, Tiger Woods quoted, “I’m excited to get back out there soon!”
However, this news has come as no surprise for Tiger Woods fans as the veteran has struggled at Southern Hills. He was seen playing with severe pain in his right leg – the foot that he sustained major injury in. Although, he fought back from opening 74 to shoot 69 in second round and then make a cut. But later he shot to 79 the following day, making it his worst score in the US PGA.