Tiger Woods skips US Open

Tiger Woods has announced that he will not participate in the 2022 US Open after playing the first two major tournaments of the year. The golf legend skips the upcoming event as his body needs more time to heal to compete in the PGA Tour.

Woods doesn’t plan to be off the track for long. The 46-year-old plans to play in Ireland’s JP McManus Pro-Am from July 4-5 before competing in the 2022 Open Championship from July 14-17.

The 2022 US Open is scheduled for June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The announcement by Woods comes two and a half weeks after his withdrawal from the PGA Championship. Woods’ surgically repaired right leg forced him to retire for the fourth and final round of the second major of the year. Woods fought 54 holes through pain and finished 12-over-par while walking with a noticeable limp.

Woods struggled with his leg at the Masters, but he completed the tournament for 47th place. Woods returned to the Augusta golf course less than 14 months away from the car accident that nearly ended his career.

Between the end of the Masters and the start of the PGA Championship, Woods had more than five weeks to recover. The US Open starts 25 days after the PGA Championship ends.

Following his impressive return to the Masters, Woods made it clear that he wanted to play the Open Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. Woods won two Open Championships at St Andrews, including his record-breaking performance in 2000 when he finished 19 under par.

The 2019 Masters is Woods’ only major win in the past 14 years.

Tiger Woods fires a shot from the rough in Saturday's PGA Championship third round in rain-ravaged Southern Hills

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