Tiger Woods has confirmed he will not play at next week’s US Open, but still plans to compete at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews next month.
It follows the 15-time major winner’s withdrawal from the US PGA Championship in May after three rounds, where he looked to be in pain throughout the tournament. Although he made the cut, he was last in the field after 54 holes, following a third round 79.
“I will not be competing in the US Open as my body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf,” Woods said on Twitter. “I do hope and plan to be ready to play in Ireland at the JP McManus Pro-Am and at The Open next month. I’m excited to get back out there soon.”
The US Open is being held at Brookline Golf & Country Club in Massachusetts from June 16-19.