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. Anthony's Case Posts

    id let Tiger practice in my hole anytime

    June 8, 2011 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tiger to Miss U.S. Open

    Wanna hook-up after the tournament?

    June 8, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Mariana

      have released more pohots of the colossal squid I mentioned last week, and it's not good. Hook-lined tentacles, sharp beak, ovaries capable of holding thousands of

      April 22, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jim F.

    Who cares . . . . .?

    June 8, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Spaceman

    Nothing a Nurse & a Physio could not sort out,

    June 8, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. F0st3rs

    When Tiger was winning, other good golfers didn't avoid playing against him. For Tiger to not play now that he can be challenged is an insult to every good player that ever lost to him. If every golfer stayed home unless they were sure they would win there wouldn't be any golf tournaments. Crybaby

    June 8, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • ROM

      He is injuried dummy, not hiding. He owes you nothing and his health comes first. When did you see him hide from a match. It shows you know nothing about sports. Are you working for hourly salary? You don't compare to Tiger. He'll be back, he should do the same about his ex-wife Forget about it. There are a lot of single ladies out there for him, how about you?

      June 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ree

    Wow cares

    June 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. big daddy

    nothing a 5 iron couldnt fix!

    June 8, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |

    What you think about IIF Data Solutions Issues?

    June 8, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bmoney

    Ridiculous for DC again!


    June 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Roland

    Start seeing a doctor and rehabilitation. Take good care of yourself Tiger.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Stalin

    I'm not super familiar with that area , but it looks to me like the cssoelt location listed on the chart is Farmington, with a date of May 1. If you tend to have similar weather to Farmington, I would use that date. You're right on the edge of the two groups. If it is a mild winter/spring and you are excited, I would follow the yellow schedule. If it is a cold winter-spring and you are more relaxed, I would use the green schedule.

    April 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
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