Tiger Woods won't be coming back to the PGA Tour anytime soon. Weeks after giving his last update on his previously injured back, Woods announced on Tuesday that he will not compete in the years second major championship, the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.
This will mark the third time in the past six years that Woods has missed the event and the eighth major he has missed in his career due to injury.
The 3-time U.S. Open champ announced in a statement his recent plans to focus on rehabbing his back, which he had surgery on in October.
"While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I'm not physically ready to play in this year's U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National," Woods said. "I am making progress, but I'm not yet ready for tournament competition."
Woods has made a few appearances recently at clinics and at the opening of his newly designed course near Houston called Bluejack National.
Perhaps it's a good thing that Woods is not playing in the U.S. Open. Considered one of the toughest courses in golf, Oakmont is a course known to beat players up. Should Woods have decided to come back and played at Oakmont without a few tournaments under his belt, he could possibly suffer another injury.
There is still no timetable for Woods' return to the PGA Tour. The Open Championship takes place in July at Royal Troon and the PGA later in the month at Baltusrol.