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May 31, 2023

Tiger Woods To Miss U.S. Open

On his website, Tiger Woods announced he will not participate in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont.

Woods said in a statement, “While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year’s U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National. I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready for tournament competition.

“I want to thank everyone for their continued support. The positive texts, emails and calls I have received have been incredible. I want to wish Mike Davis, Diana Murphy, the USGA, the players and everyone at Oakmont a very successful week.

“I will be hosting and attending my foundation’s tournament, the Quicken Loans National, at Congressional. It’s the 10th year of our tournament, and we continue to support the community, the military and the programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg, told ESPN “there have not been any setbacks. ¬†But the process involves having to play two, three, four days and you have to stretch that out. He’s just not ready to put together the days consecutively that are necessary to compete at a high level. And some of it is a matter of feeling good as well as getting the game together.”

Woods, a 14-time major winner, continues to recover from two back surgeries last fall. The second surgery was October 28, 2015.  Woods last competed in August 2015 at the Wyndham Championship, where he tied for 10th.

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