It’s not a surprise but it is disappointing to the golf world: Tiger Woods announced on his website today that the will miss next week’s British Open as he continues to recover from his knee and Achilles issues:
“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.”
This is the right move. Tiger needs to be 100% when he comes back so he doesn’t run the risk of immediately re-injuring himself right after he returns.
Come back at Firestone at 100%, have some practice with Sean Foley, and give yourself a good run going into the PGA Championship the week after.