Woods to miss U.S. Open and Quicken Loans National
June 07, 2016
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- June 07, 2016
- Tiger Woods hasn't made a start on the PGA TOUR since the Wyndham Championship in August. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will not play in next week’s U.S. Open at Oakmont.
Woods also wrote in a statement on his website that he will attend the following week’s Quicken Loans National, which is run by his foundation, but will not play in the event.
"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,” Woods wrote. “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.”
Woods has not played a PGA TOUR event since finishing 10th at the Wyndham Championship in August.
He played in 16 consecutive U.S. Opens between 1995 and 2010, but has missed the tournament in three of the past six years. He also missed the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional and the 2014 event at Pinehurst No. 2. Woods won the U.S. Open in 2000, 2002 and 2008. He was runner-up to Angel Cabrera in the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont, host of this year’s championship.
It was announced in April that Woods had registered for the U.S. Open, but his agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN that it was simply a “procedural” move in case Woods decided to return at Oakmont.
"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."