October 4, 2022
Golf-Woods to skip US Open, still plans to play British Open

FILE PHOTO: May 21, 2022; Tulsa, OK, USA; Tiger Woods plays his shot from the ninth tee as rain falls during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) -Tiger Woods said on Tuesday he has decided to withdraw from next week’s U.S. Open outside Boston, citing a need for more time to get his body ready for major championship golf but still plans to play the British Open at St. Andrews in July.

Woods returned to competition at the Masters in April, 14 months after nearly losing his right leg in a car crash, then played in last month’s PGA Championship where he withdrew in pain after posting a nine-over-par 79 in the third round.

Despite opting to sit out the U.S. Open, an event he has won three times, Woods said he still plans to play in the JP McManus Pro-Am, a two-day event in Ireland, before hopefully competing in the July 14-17 British Open the following week.

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