Tiger out of US Open, hopes to play St Andrews

Following his first ever withdrawal from a major at last month’s PGA Championship, Tiger Woods tweeted this week that his body is still recovering and he will miss next week’s US Open.

The 15-time major champion made the cut in Tulsa in his second major start of the year but withdrew following a third-round 79 during which he was clearly in pain.

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods (Credit: PGA Tour)

“I previously informed the USGA that I will not be competing in the @usopengolf as my body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf,” tweeted Woods.

“I do hope and plan to be ready to play in Ireland at @JPProAm and at @TheOpen next month. I’m excited to get back out there soon!”

Woods made headlines in April with a miraculous return to competitive golf at the Masters where he defied the odds to make the cut and finish 47th despite weekend rounds of 78.

The 46-year-old is scheduled to play the JP McManus Pro-Am, which he won in 2000, in a month’s time followed a week later by the Open Championship.

Woods is keen to tee it up in the 150th anniversary event at St Andrews where he secured the first of his three Open titles in 2000 and again in 2005, when he denied Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie a first major title.