Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week's U.S. Open to give his body more time to heal and get stronger, as he still plans to play in the 150th Open Championship at St.
In a statement on his account on Tuesday, Woods said that he wouldn't be playing in the U.S. Open.
Woods said he hopes to play in the JP McManus Pro-Am and The Open in July.
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 withdrew from the PGA Championship at Southern Hills after 54 holes. He was limping on his repaired right leg in the cold. In the second round, he made the cut, but in the third he had his worst score at a major. After 54 holes, he was 12 over.
It was Woods' second start in an official event after he was seriously hurt in a car wreck. In his first start in 17 months, Woods finished 47th at the Masters after carding 6-over 78 in each of his final two rounds, his worst score at Augusta National.
It was no surprise that Woods decided to skip the U.S. Open. He had a problem with his leg after each of his rounds.
Woods told reporters that it would only get stronger. The more I use it the stronger it gets. I don't know if I'll ever have full mobility. It is not possible to say yes. It will never happen again. I will be stronger. It's going to hurt, but that's how it's going to be.