Tiger Woods has declared he will not be fit in time to play in next week’s US Open. The former world number one, who last featured in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015, has had three operations to fix back problems.
There is still no timetable for the return of the 14-time major winner who is now set to miss both the US Open and the Quicken Loans National at Congressional.
“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 on his blog. “I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready for tournament competition.”
The U.S. Open begins June 16 at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh. In 2007, the last time Oakmont hosted the national championship, Woods finished in a tie for second, one shot behind Angel Cabrera.
This will mark the third time since 2011 that Woods, who has won the U.S. Open three times, will miss the championship due to injury.