Woods withdraws from US Open as he recovers from ankle surgery

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Tiger Woods will miss his second major championship in a row after withdrawing from the US Open in June as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

Woods hasn’t played competitively since pulling out of the third round of the Masters last month due to plantar fasciitis before undergoing ankle surgery prior to his withdrawal from last week’s PGA Championship which was won by Brooks Koepka.

Having missed out on Oak Hill, the three-time US Open winner will also be absent from LA Country Club meaning he will play no part in his home open for the second successive year and it is unknown if he will tee it up in July’s Open Championship.

Woods won a third Open title in Royal Liverpool which was the first tournament after his father’s passing in 2006.

The fifteen-time major champion has made just one other appearance this season, playing all four rounds at the Genesis Invitational in Riviera in February.

Woods feared his leg would have to be amputated after he suffered serious injuries in a car accident in LA in February 2021 and since then he has been struggling to make tournament appearances.

He defied the odds to compete in the 150th Open Championship in St Andrews last year after finishing 47th in the Masters, while he withdrew from the PGA Championship after round three and did not compete in the US Open at Brookline.

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