Tiger Woods announced via his website on Wednesday afternoon, he is withdrawing from the AT&T National next week at Congressional in the Washington DC area due to a strained elbow. He will be returning for the British Open which tees off at Muirfield next month. We saw him grabbing his elbow at Merion last week when hitting from the deep rough, and he finished with his worse score ever in a major event at +14 over Par.
Tiger said in a press conference at Merion after his final round, the elbow had been bothering him since his victory at The Players Championship back in May, his last of four victories this season.
“I was examined after I returned home from the U.S. Open, and the doctors determined I have a left elbow strain,” Woods said.
“I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment. 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. It’s going to be a great event, and I look forward to being there to provide my support.”
The AT&T National will be contested June 27-30 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md
ref [ TigerWoods.com ]
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