The hopes of seeing Tiger Woods return to The Country Club in Brookline for the first time in 23 years was officially laid to rest shortly on Tuesday as he announced he will not be competing at the 122nd U.S. Open next week.
It’s been a tough trip back to competitive golf for Woods after a major car accident in February, 2021. Woods sustained multiple leg injuries and had surgery for multiple broken bones and open fractures in his right leg. He is apparently set to turn his attention to the British Open next month at St. Andrews.
Woods has played only in the two major championships so far in 2022, including the Masters where he finished 47th, and the PGA Championship which he withdrew from. Woods said he was too sore to continue. He had shown a significant limp while trying to play.
Woods has clinched a total of 15 major championships in his career, including three US Open titles in 2000, 2002, and 2008. He is three short of Jack Nicklaus (18), who has won the most major titles.
He is a competitor in every sense of the word and wants to be able to win every tournament in which he partakes. This decision to sit out of the US Open should help him come back even stronger in the long haul.