Tiger Woods out for US Open

Tiger Woods withdrew from the 2011 US Open, citing leg injuries.

Tiger Woods is out for the 2011 US Open, and won’t be able to challenge defending champion Graeme McDowell. Woods withdrew from the tournament, which starts on June 16th from Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The last time Woods missed the US Open you’d have to go way back to 1994, back when Woods was just starting to make a name for himself. Woods is still feeling the effects of a lingering leg injury that has hampered him all year. He is still chasing Jack Nicklaus’ record for Majors won, with 18. Woods has 14 major wins at present, and a once definite chance to pass Nicklaus has turned into a questionable one. During his tumultuous past few years, Woods has been struggling mightily and has not won a major since 2008, when he won the US Open that year. Woods expects to be back for AT&T National, which starts two weeks later on June 30th. The 2009 Australian Masters marks the last time Woods has won an event. Woods has really been reeling the past 6 months, freefalling to #15 in the world after losing his #1 spot late last year. Woods performed well at the 2011 Masters, finishing tied for fourth. He hasn’t been healthy enough to be effective since though.

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3 Responses to Tiger Woods out for US Open

  1. David Casarez says:

    Tiger’s best days are way behind him. He really needs to take 12-18 months off. Nice article.

    • Yeah, they are, but Tiger is such a great marketing figure. I don’t think he’ll do that because of the marketing and his brand and also because he isn’t done yet, just he’s not dominating like he used to. Thanks for the compliment.

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