I am not physically ready to play in this year’s US Open: Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods said he would host and attend the Quicken Loans National at Congressional.

By: Reuters | Published: June 8, 2016 12:17:23 pm

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Tiger Woods ruled himself out of next week’s US Open at Oakmont and the Quicken Loans event he hosts to benefit his foundation, saying on Tuesday he is not yet ready to return to competition.

Woods has not played since undergoing microdiscectomy back surgery last September.

“While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year’s US Open and the Quicken Loans National,” Woods announced on his website.

“I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready for tournament competition.”

Woods said he would host and attend the Quicken Loans National at Congressional the week following the US Open held outside of Pittsburgh.

“It’s the 10th year of our tournament, and we continue to support the community, the military and the programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation,” he said.

Woods counts three US Opens among his total of 14 major championship victories.

His triumph in a playoff over Rocco Mediate at the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines marks his last major triumph, and he finished runner-up at the U.S. championship in Oakmont in 2007.

Woods, 40, remains proactively entered in the British Open, to be contested at Royal Troon from July 14-17.

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