Tiger Woods not to play at 2011 US Open due to leg injury, first time since 1994

By on Jun 8, 2011 in Golf, Sports, United States Comments

Updated: June 23, 2011 12:57 a.m.

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Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 that he will not be able to play at the 2011 US Open Golf tournament due to leg injury, and will be his first miss since 1994.

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As noted at TigerWoods.com, Tiger’s left leg injury prevented him to play for the 2011 US Open which will start in June 16 until June 19 at the 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,” Woods said in his official website on Tuesday.

“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.” The former world’s No. 1 golfer added.

Apparently, Woods was said to have been diagnosed with a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee, and will miss the US Open for the first time since 1994 when he has just finished high school.

In addition, the 35-year old golfer also suffered a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon suffered while hitting a second shot from under the Eisenhower tree at Hole No. 17 during the third round at the Masters.

Tiger Woods recently withdrew from The Players Championship after being injured again on his left leg on the opening tee shot and was not able to play for the Wells Fargo Championship.

Nevertheless, Woods said that he hopes to play for the AT&T National in Aronomink, which will start on June 30, and for the next two majors and the rest of the year.

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