Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday he will not play in next week’s U.S. Open.
Woods played in The Masters and PGA Championship but struggled both. He withdrew from the PGA Championship after 54 holes.
Tiger Woods announces he won’t be competing in this year’s U.S. Open. pic.twitter.com/aJ7HeHiiBI
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 7, 2022
In making the decision to skip the third major, which will be played in Massachusetts next week, Woods explained his body needs time to recover. He is still feeling the aftereffects of the February 2021 motor vehicle accident that left his right leg mangled along with other assorted injuries.
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 is a three-time winner of the U.S. Open, among his 15 major championships.
The U.S. Open will be without Woods and Phil Mickelson, who this week signed up with the LIV Tour.
Also missing will be Dustin Johnson, who has joined the Saudi-backed LIV Tour, and resigned from the PGA Tour.