Tiger Woods posted on his website Tuesday afternoon that he will not be playing in the US Open later this month at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.
"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. 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."
This comes as a major blow to the US Open as Tiger Woods brings a tremendous draw of people with him to any tournament that he plays. The injury to his left knee and Achilles tendon happened in the third round of the Masters on the 17th hole. He had to withdrawl after nine holes at the Players' Championship for the same injury.
He said on his twitter page "Short-term frustration, long-term gain".
This will be the first time he has missed the Open since 1994, as the Masters is now the only Major that he has never missed. Tiger currently has 14 major wins and trails only Jack Nicklaus (18) for the record.
Lee Westwood, currently the No. 2 ranked golfer in the world even said back in February that people want to see Tiger Woods, and they want to see him play well. via espn.com.
"When I'm not playing a tournament and I'm watching, say, somewhere in the States, I'm watching how Tiger is playing. I'm seeing if he's playing well. He's exciting to watch for everybody."
Tiger seems to think he'll be ready for the AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club in Newton Square, PA from June 28 - July 3. The rest of the field and the sponsors are hoping for the same.