Tiger Woods to Miss Next Few Weeks with Injury
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At last week’s U.S. Open, Tiger Woods seemed to show a noticeable wince when he hit out of the thick Merion rough and now we know why.
On Wednesday, Woods announced on his website that he has a left elbow strain and will take some time off over the next few weeks to recover.
"I was examined after I returned home from the U.S. Open, and the doctors determined I have a left elbow strain,'' Woods said on his website. “I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment. I'll be ready to go for the British Open, and I'm looking forward to playing at Muirfield.''
While Woods was not specific about when or how the injury happened, it is believed that he injured his elbow on his way to winning The Players Championship last month and re-aggravated it at the U.S. Open. The announcement means that Woods will be withdrawing from next week’s AT&T National and ends all talks about the possibility that the Jupiter Island resident would make a return to The Greenbrier Classic this year.
This is the third time since 2007 that woods will miss the AT&T National, an event put on by his foundation. Knee surgery sidelined Woods in 2008 and a left Achilles tendon injury prevented him from participating in 2011.
While Woods will not be playing, he will be at Congressional most of the week performing his duties as host. Barring any additional setbacks, Tiger will make his return at the British Open July 18-21 where he will look to win his 15th major.