- Tiger Woods provided an update on his health on Tuesday morning.
- The 15-time major champion will miss the upcoming US Open, but hopes to return shortly after
- Golf fans are disappointed by the news, but encouraging Woods to continue his rehab as he nears a return to play
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Tiger Woods wont be playing in the upcoming 2022 US Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachussets.
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
Woods announced Tuesday morning that he had informed the USGA of his intention to miss the events. Following a serious car crash in February of 2021, Woods returned to action for the first time in April at The Masters where he was able to make the cut but finished at 13-over, well off the lead.
He then returned to play again at the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Woods struggled at the site of his 2007 PGA Championship victory, making the cut but withdrawing following a third round 9-over, 79. He cited soreness in the broken leg he suffered in the car accident as the reason for his withdrawal.
What Next For Woods
Though he’ll miss the US Open, Woods’ tweet appeared hopeful that he’d be able to compete in the JP McManus Pro-Am in Ireland on July 4th and 5th followed by a return to competitive golf in the 150th Open Championship. That event will be held from July 14th-17th at St. Andrew’s in Fife, Scotland.
Woods has won the Open Championship three times, including a pair of victories at St. Andrew’s in 2000 and 2005.
Fans Send Well Wishes To Tigers
There continues to be an outpouring of support for Woods from fans and supporters alike. Thus it was no surprise to see plenty of tweets wishing him well and a speedy recovery as The Open Championship fast approaches.
Turn and wave to the world on the Swilcan Bridge in July Tiger, you have nothing left to prove. Your heart, determination & incredible talent has made billions marvel at your greatness & we are forever indebted. Go rest & enjoy all you accomplished, even these past two majors. https://t.co/Nzdd6IHCxo
— Luke Elvy (@Luke_Elvy) June 7, 2022
No surprises here. Can’t wait for Tiger’s return to the Old Course 🙌🏻 https://t.co/VyeS56fuqV
— Stephen Watson (@SWatsonTV) June 7, 2022
Love it. Let’s continue to build for St Andrews. He’s got a legit shot to win there, unlike Brookline. https://t.co/19A75ZTPvO
— Tron Carter (@TronCarterNLU) June 7, 2022
I continue to be amazed that Tiger can walk, let alone play golf, let alone compete in the PGA. If he needs to pace himself, it’s fine. https://t.co/ax9xgxwt7q
— Micheline Maynard (@MickiMaynard) June 7, 2022
Get well Tiger you have nothing left to prove but be healthy for your family!
— ATLUTDFAN#1 ⭐️ (@ATLUTDFAN1) June 7, 2022
Wishing you all the best with your rehabilitation and getting stronger Tiger. I totally understand what struggle you are going through and it's challenging but if I can do it then so can you.
— Mr4Shaw (@Mr4Shaw) June 7, 2022
Your determination, work ethic, the countless hours you obviously put in to heal, to practice, perfect your game, pushing through the pain show your passion for your sport,A ton of amazing natural talent doesn’t hurt either! All positive thoughts your way! An inspiration to all!
— Mike (@leftysocially) June 7, 2022
As The Open Championship approaches, Woods will try to get back to full health. Skipping out on the U.S. Open will allow him more opportunity to do so.