Most of us expected this, but Tiger has officially stated that he will miss the 3rd major of the year. Call it the British Open or The Open, but Tiger will not be teeing off at Royal St. George’s. It was basically implied after his press conferences at the AT&T National, but he made the announcement on his website. Full quote below;
“Unfortunately, I’ve been advised that I should not play in the British Open,” Woods said. “As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only going to come back when I’m 100 percent ready. I do not want to risk further injury. That’s different for me, but I’m being smarter this time. I’m very disappointed and want to express my regrets to the British Open fans.”
“In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have competed at THE PLAYERS, but it’s a big event, and I wanted to be there to support the tour,” Woods said. “I’ve got to learn from what I did there and do it right this time and not come back until I’m ready.
“I think my best years are still ahead of me, and I’m very confident and optimistic about the future.”
We will wait for Tiger to return and hope that his best years truly are ahead of him. I can’t wait for Tiger to battle it out with Rory, Luke Donald, Westwood, Kaymer, Kuchar, Watney and try to reclaim his throne.