Injured Tiger Woods Will Skip US Open

Leg will keep him out for first time since 1994
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2011 4:02 PM CDT
Tiger Woods Will Skip US Open, Says Leg Still Hasn't Healed
Tiger Woods won't be playing this year's US Open.   (Getty Images)

Another rough milestone for Tiger Woods: He will miss the US Open for the first time since 1994 because his leg still hasn't healed, reports USA Today. Woods messed up his left knee at the Masters in April while hitting from an awkward spot, and he says it's not ready for him to play next week in Maryland.

"It's time for me to listen to my doctors and focus on the future," Woods wrote on his website. "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 (in July), the next two majors and the rest of the year." (Read more Tiger Woods stories.)

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