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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Tiger Woods out of U.S. Open

(ESPN) - Tiger Woods is not playing the U.S. Open, according to the golfer's Twitter page.

His Twitter page said: "Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain."

Woods is missing the U.S. Open for the first time since 1994. The Masters is now the only major he has never missed as a pro.

Woods has been dealing with injuries to his left knee and Achilles. He said he strained ligaments in his left knee -- the same one that has been operated on four times -- hitting a shot out of the pine straw in the third round of the Masters. He described it then as a "minor injury."

He said two weeks ago it might have been a mistake to play in The Players Championship, where he had to withdraw after nine holes.

There is no indication when Woods will return.


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