Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tiger Woods won't play in U.S. Open or Quicken Loans National

Tiger Woods is officially running out of tournaments to play in this season.

Woods announced Tuesday that he will not compete in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club next week or in his Quicken Loans National the following week at Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

"While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year's U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National," Woods wrote on his website. "I am making progress, but I'm not yet ready for tournament competition."

The 14-time major winner will be in Bethesda, Md., to host the 10th edition of the Quicken Loans National, which benefits his foundation.

Woods last made a public appearance at the Quicken Loans National media day on May 16, saying there still was not a timetable for his return to competitive golf from a pair of fall 2015 back surgeries, including a second microdiscectomy in 20 months. As part of a charitable promotion sponsored by Quicken Loans, Woods attempted to hit a shot on the green of Congressional's par-3 10th from 103 yards. He put three consecutive balls in the water.

This will mark the third time in six years that Woods has missed the U.S. Open. He didn't compete in the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional with a left leg injury, and he also missed the '14 Open at Pinehurst No. 2 as he recovered from his first microdiscectomy procedure in March 2014.


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