Tiger Woods

With the PGA Championship officially behind us, many golf fans are shifting their focus to next month’s U.S. Open. Unfortunately, star golfer Tiger Woods will not participate in the star-studded event.

The USGA offered several updates on the upcoming U.S. Open, including exemptions for top players, including Tyrrell Hatton, Jason Day, and LIV Golf star Patrick Reed.

They also, unfortunately, revealed that Woods has withdrawn from the tournament.

This isn’t an overly surprising decision from Woods, who last competed at the 2023 Masters Tournament in April, shortly after he underwent ankle surgery. He will likely need a couple more months to recover.

Regardless, many are disappointed that Woods will not compete in his home state of California.

Woods has been one of the best golfers in the world throughout his career at major tournaments. The U.S. Open is no exception, winning the event three times. His most recent win at the event came in 2008.

This is the second straight year that Tiger Woods missed the event. He last competed in the 2021 U.S. Open, failing to make the cut after a +10 score through two rounds.

It is undoubtedly a big blow to many PGA Tour fans, especially since LIV Golf players have faired very well in the two last major events. Brooks Koepka notably came away with the win at last weekend’s PGA Championship, and Bryson DeChambeau was in the top five of the event.

[Sports Illustrated]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.