Former world number one Tiger Woods is set to miss his second consecutive major competition of 2014 as he continues to recuperate from a back injury that has put him on the sidelines for an indefinite period.
Woods took to his personal website to announce that he will be skipping the US Open that tees off at the Pinehurst course.
According to Woods, he will not be able to play at the Open because he still hasn’t adequately recovered to play competitive golf. This is only the sixth time since he turned professional almost twenty years back that he will be missing from the lineup of a major tournament.
He added that he would like to extend his regrets to the leadership of the USGA, all the volunteers and the fans who had expected to see him tee off.
Woods went on to add that the US Open is a very important part of his life and he added that he knows it will be a great week of golf. He also insisted that despite having to sit out of the first two major events of the year, he is still quite confident about the rest of the season as well as his own future.
The former world number one last played at the World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship in March and has had surgery since then to fix the back problem that has troubled him for the last couple of seasons.
The US Open was also the last time that Woods won a major title, back in 2008 and since then, the 14 time major winner is still looking to break a six year duck that has seen some of the players comment that his time at the top is all but over.
But Tiger Woods isn’t willing to give up so easily.