In an expected move, Tiger Woods withdrew from the 2023 US Open at the Los Angeles Country Club in June, the USGA announced Monday.
Woods continues to work through the injuries and surgeries he has been recovering from, including plantar fasciitis and April 19 surgery on his right ankle that addressed «post-traumatic arthritis from his previous talus fracture,» which was an injury. suffered in his February 2021 car accident.
While there is no timetable for a return, Woods missed The Masters and the PGA Championship last week, leading many to believe he wouldn’t be able to walk the Los Angeles Country Club course in mid-June.
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Woods played at the Genesis Invitational in February, where he finished tied for 45th, and thoughts began to creep in that he could at least compete in all the majors.
Instead, it has been the only tournament Woods has played all year, and it is now unknown when he will be able to play competitively again.
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The US Open is a tournament that Woods has won three times in his legendary career, most recently in 2008. He also won it in 2000 and 2002.
Of course, Woods is still trying to chase Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major tournament wins. He has 15 in his career, most recently at the 2019 Masters.
The fourth and final major of the year will be the 2023 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool from July 20-23. With Woods apparently trying to play himself in the majors as his career fades, this would be the next opportunity to do so.
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Matt Fitzpatrick will defend his only major title of his young career in Los Angeles, having clinched the US Open last year. He shot 6 under par, which was a shot ahead of Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris.