Tiger Woods out for own tournament
After showing signs of injury in the U.S. Open and finishing in 32nd place in the event, Tiger Woods was forced out of his own golf tournament due to an issue with his elbow. The player, who first injured the body part in the Players Championship last month, will not attend the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
Woods has four PGA Tour titles for the year, but the 37-year old has been prone to injury in the past, suffering from a strained Achilles, inflamed disc in his neck, broken fibula and more. The player hopes to get healthy and battle Jack Nicklaus' record 18 major titles.
"I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment," Woods wrote on his website. "I'll be ready to go for the British Open, and I'm looking forward to playing at Muirfield. I would like to extend my regrets to AT&T, our sponsors and the fans in the Washington, D.C., area. The AT&T National means a lot to me and my foundation. It's especially difficult not defending at my own tournament."
Woods is expected to play in the British Open July 18-21 to redeem himself after he finished at 13 over at Merion, his worst placement in the national tournament.