Tiger Woods Won't Play In The U.S. Open This Year

Tiger Woods won't be playing the U.S. Open this year.

Injuries to his left knee and Achilles' are bad enough that Woods decided Tuesday to skip the U.S. Open for the first time since 1994. The Masters is now the only major he has never missed as a pro.

Woods said he strained ligaments in his left knee -- the same one that has been operated on four times -- hitting a shot out of the pine straw in the third round of the Masters. He described it then as a "minor injury," although it is clearly much more. He said two weeks ago it might have been a mistake to play in The Players Championship, where he had to withdraw after nine holes.

There is no indication when Woods will return.


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  • by BLAHammed on Jun 7, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    Who cares?He would probably have more fun partying with A.Weiner.
  • by NOT A TIGER FAN Location: GREENVILLE on Jun 7, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    YIPEE, NOW I WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH THE US OPEN SINCE HE WON'T BE PLAYING. SO HAPPY!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:47 PM
    neither will i play this year.
  • by Michael Location: Vanceboro on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    Regardless of how determined you are to play or how famous you are ligaments and tendons take a long time to heal, frequently longer than bone fractures. I wish him well and hope the healing goes well.
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