Tiger Woods claims he skipped the U.S. Open in order to avoid missing the Open due to a leg injury
Tiger Woods claims that he was unable to participate in the 2022 U.S. Open due to problems with his surgically repaired right leg.
Woods told reporters on Tuesday, “The intention was to play the U.S. Open, but physically I was not able to accomplish that.” “Physically, there was no way I could have accomplished it. There’s no need to do it since I had some troubles with my leg and it would have jeopardized this tournament.”
Earlier this year, Woods participated in the Masters and the PGA Championship, making the cut in both competitions before struggling during the weekend. After shooting a third-round 79, he was forced to withdraw from the PGA due to leg problems.
Tiger Woods on Competitive
Woods hasn’t participated in a golf tournament since. He has been competing in the JP McManus Pro-Am, his first competition since quitting the PGA, on Monday and Tuesday.
Despite the challenges, Woods said his comeback had been worthwhile, but he admitted playing at a championship level may not be in the cards.
“I’m not sure. In all honesty, “stated Woods. “Last year, if you had asked any of my doctors, they would have all stated that I shouldn’t play golf again. But here I am this year competing in two important tournaments. Whether it is my leg, someone else’s leg, a fake leg, or other body parts that have been implanted or fused, I will always be able to play golf. I will constantly be able to play. If you argue, however, that you must compete at a high level, then that window is certainly less than I would want.”
On July 14, the Open Championship is scheduled to start at St. Andrews. He has previously won the competitions at the course in 2000 and 2005.
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