Tiger Woods to miss U.S. Open
“My knee and Achilles tendon are not fully healed,” golf star Tiger Woods said on his website.
June 7th, 2011
02:54 PM ET

Tiger Woods to miss U.S. Open

Tiger Woods' knee and Achilles tendon injuries will keep him from participating in next week's U.S. Open tournament in Maryland, a post on the golf star's website said Tuesday.

"I am extremely disappointed that I won't be playing in the U.S. Open, but it's time for me to listen to my doctors and focus on the future," Woods said on his site. "I was hopeful that I could play, but if I did, I risk further damage to my left leg. My knee and Achilles tendon are not fully healed.

"I hope to be ready for AT&T National, the next two majors and the rest of the year."

Woods, 35, sprained his left knee and strained his left Achilles tendon while hitting a shot during the third round of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, in April. Though he finished the tournament, tying for fourth, he sat out the Wells Fargo Championship and withdrew from the Players Championship in May after re-injuring his leg during the first round.

Woods' injuries are just the latest in a long string of left-leg problems, including a 1994 surgery for a benign tumor and a 2002 arthroscopic knee surgery.

In 2008, he won the U.S. Open while playing with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in the same knee and a double stress fracture to the left tibia, but had reconstructive surgery afterward, forcing him to miss the rest of the 2008 season.

Three of Woods' 14 major championships have come at the U.S. Open. He has 71 career PGA wins, but none since taking a brief leave from the game in late 2009 after admitting infidelity. Formerly ranked the world's No. 1  golfer, he last held the honor last fall, when his record run of 281 straight weeks atop the list ended.

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  1. Mary Jane

    I do not respect Tiger Woods, nor Arnold Schurtzanagger.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Real world


      June 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiny tony

      tiger is a weiner-ask his wife.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Perspective Please

      Man – lighten up – the guy messed up his life big time and he is paying for it. we raise stars to great hegihts and then just shoot them. i am not condoning his off course behavior but he is a fantastic golfer and great for the game. he is paid to be a golfer – who knows how any of us would react being given the keys to every city like he was. I would love to see him recover and kick #@! a few more times. He is or was one of the most exciting athletes on the planet. I don't look to him for my morals – but he was fantstic to watch compete on the course and fantastic in his ability to win. period

      June 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noel

      and your point is....

      June 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • dean IN

      Exciting, wow you are a loyal fan.

      June 8, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary Jane

    Just saying.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Swirve

      May I just say you don't know either person well enough.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • J J

      Mary Jane
      if u do not respect Tiger
      why the the hell did u read the article or even post here.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noel

      Not everyone lives in a perfect little world....it's called being human.

      June 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LiL Tex

    Tiger GO HOME and take care of your FAMILY...That is what is killing you forget everything else...FAMILY will see you through.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Roy Singh-Toronto Canada

    Tiger, y ou are a true champion and you know what has to be done. Good luck my friend and all the best.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Thomas

    The game needs him just as much now as before.......hope he gets back healthy

    June 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiny tony

      the game, you mean the business. tiger has lost his edge and has no one to blame but himself. why is pro golf so important, never watch it but love the course with the boys.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Charles

    Too bad. I was hoping to see him lose.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • NorthPhoenix

      me too.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. J J

    Thats toooooooooo bad.....That means I am NOT WATCHING as simple as that,cause its different when Tiger is playing

    June 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ponce1970

    He sure was a great golfer until his desires got in his head. What appeared to be a great life, money, wife, kids has turn out to be a nightmare at least for now. While I have never like the way he threats people on the course I don't wish this to anybody. Good Luck Woods

    June 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noel

      I agree I'm not a fan of the game or Tiger, but good luck man keep your chin up. They talk crap cause they will never be where you've been and besides you are human and we all make mistakes..

      June 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Samuel R. Preston, III

    I predicted this back when his wife kicked his a**. He will never win another PGA tournament. Once your wife kicks your a** like that your mojo is instantly gone...finished...kaput...

    June 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doctor M

      take a viagra and get the golf clubs

      June 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nargiz

      hassan Posted on You can name your blog on your own name like miror, one thing more, you should name it ardiccong to your interest.

      April 22, 2012 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mickey Goldmill

    Yon done loss ya eye of the tiger! When are ya gonna find ya balls?!?! When are ya gonna get back in da game, son?!?!?
    >SMACKGRABSMACK AGAIN< (screaming)

    DAMN EYEBALLS!!!!!!!!!

    (muttering) I ain't gettin a heart attack over
    this thing...

    June 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. NorthPhoenix

    good riddance. I hope he never plays again.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bruce

    Hey J J. You mind your own business you stupid troll mothrfkr.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bruce

    Don't post here J J you jerk.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. North Phoenix

    I never did like that stupid mfer JJ.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzz

    I'm lezbo and ignorant.

    June 8, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
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