Doctor’s orders: Woods out until US Open

Published On June 20, 2013 | By Francesca Pelletier

Tiger Woods is following doctor’s orders and will not be playing golf for the remainder of June and early July.  Woods is hopeful he will play at the British Open in mid-July is all goes according to plan as he takes some time off to nurse his ailing left elbow.

On Wednesday, Woods announced on his personal website that just last week he had strained his left elbow and experienced aggravated pain at the US Open.  When Woods returned home from the event, doctors decided that sitting out the next couple of weeks would be in the best interest of the golfer.

“I was examined after I returned home from the U.S. Open, and the doctors determined I have a left elbow strain,” Woods explained on  “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.”

Golf’s world No. 1 player did not put up his best performance in last week’s Open, finishing 13 over par, and a staggering 12 shots down on the winner Justin Rose. Although he may not be golfing, Woods will be at the AT&T National tournament at the Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C., which is organized by his own personal charitable foundation.  Woods, who would be in the position to defend his own tournament at the AT&T competition, is still looking forward to the event.

“I would like to extend my regrets to AT&T, our sponsors and the fans in the Washington, D.C., area,” Woods said. “The AT&T National means a lot to me and my foundation.”

Since 2007, this will be the third time that Woods has missed the AT&T event.  The AT&T National is scheduled for June 27-30 at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.

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