Tiger Woods to miss US Open

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Tiger Woods is out of the US Open at Pinehurst No.2 next month as he continues to recover from back surgery.


The world No.1 will miss the year’s second major for the second time in four years after having a microdiscectomy on March 31.

The procedure forced him to miss the Masters and, in his enforced absence, the 14-time major winner has seen his world ranking slip from first to third.

This marks the sixth major that Tiger has missed through injury stretching back to the 2008 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. It also means that his winless drought in the game’s four marquee events will now stretch into a seventh year, the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines yielding his most recent success.
"I remain very optimistic about this year and my future." - Tiger Woods.

In a statement, Woods said: "Unfortunately, I won't be because I'm not yet physically able to play competitive golf.

“I'd like to convey my regrets to the USGA leadership, the volunteers and the fans that I won't be at Pinehurst. The US 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.”

There are now major question marks over Tiger Woods' involvement in the Open Championship, which takes at Royal Liverpool from July 17-20.

The 38-year-old ran out a comfortable winner the last time the event was staged at Hoylake back in 2006. However, with no clear indication as to when he is likely to return to competitive action, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that he will be part of the action this time around.

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