Tiger Woods has officially retired from next month’s US Open at the Los Angeles Country Club.
Woods retired from the Masters in the third round in April, stating at the time that it was due to plantar fasciitis.
However, the 47-year-old then underwent a subtalar fusion in New York to fix the problem caused by a previous fracture of his talus, a bone in his ankle.
The 15-time Major winner missed the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill last week and the USGA confirmed he will also miss the US Open while also announcing that 33 other players are now set for the third Major of the year are exempt from participation.
25 of those players have earned their spot thanks to being in the world top 60, including world No. 18 Tyrrell Hatton and big winners Patrick Reed and Jason Day.
Woods feared his leg would have to be amputated due to the serious injuries he sustained in a car accident in Los Angeles in February 2021.
He made a remarkable return to the game 14 months later, finishing 47th at the Masters, but retired from the US PGA after a 79 in the third round and skipped the US Open before winning the 150th Open in St. Andrews missed the cut.
Against all odds, Woods is hoping to compete in July’s Open at the Royal Liverpool, where he won his third Open title in 2006 in his first tournament since the death of his father Earl two months earlier.