(CBS) Still recovering from injuries to his left leg, Tiger Woods will not play in next week’s British Open.
Woods made the announcement Tuesday on his Web site.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
“Unfortunately, I’ve been advised that I should not play in the British Open,” Woods said. “As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only going to come back when I’m 100 percent ready. I do not want to risk further injury. That’s different for me, but I’m being smarter this time. I’m very disappointed and want to express my regrets to the British Open fans.”READ MORE: With Areas Of Naperville Devastated By Tornado, Neighbors Band Together A Night Later To Help Each Other
Woods suffered an MCL sprain and a mild strain of his Achilles tendon at the Masters in April. He tried to play through the pain, but re-injured his knee on his opening tee shot at THE PLAYERS Championship in May. He has not played since.MORE NEWS: A Day Of Working To Recover Follows A Night Of Panic When Tornado Hit Woodridge
“In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have competed at THE PLAYERS, but it’s a big event, and I wanted to be there to support the tour,” Woods said on his Web site. “I’ve got to learn from what I did there and do it right this time and not come back until I’m ready.