Tiger Woods announces he won’t play in the U.S. Open

Tiger Woods made the announcement on Tuesday that he will not be participating in the U.S. Open next week at Oakmont.

Woods also added in a statement on tigerwoods.com that he will be attending the Quicken Loans National the following week, but will not play in the event.

“While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year’s U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National,” Woods wrote. “I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready for tournament competition.

“I want to thank everyone for their continued support. The positive texts, emails and calls I have received have been incredible. I want to wish Mike Davis, Diana Murphy, the USGA, the players and everyone at Oakmont a very successful week.”

The last time Woods started a PGA Tour event was his 10th place finish at the Wyndham Championship in August.

He competed in 16 consecutive U.S. Opens from 1995 through 2010, but has missed out on the tournament in three of the last six years. Woods won the competition in 2000, 2002 and 2008, and finished runner-up to Angel Cabrera in the 2007 U.S. Open event at Oakmont, host of this year’s championship.

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