Tiger Woods out of the U.S. Open next month

(WUSA9) -- Tiger Woods says he will not play in the U.S. Open in June, according to a news release on his website.

"Unfortunately, I won't be there because I'm not yet physically able to play competitive golf," Woods said. "I'd like to convey my regrets to the USGA leadership, the volunteers and the fans that I won't be at Pinehurst. The U.S. Open is very important to me, and I know it's going to be a great week. Despite missing the first two majors, and several other important tournaments, I remain very optimistic about this year and my future."

Woods missed the Masters tournament earlier this year and he hasn't played golf since he hurt his back on March 9.

This marks the sixth major championship Tiger has missed due to injuries. After winning the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2008 while playing with a broken leg, he underwent knee surgery and was sidelined for eight months, missing The Open Championship and PGA Championship, according to the news release on his website.


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