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Tiger Woods out due to an elbow injury

Tiger Woods has revealed that he will not be taking part in the AT&T National competition which starts at the end of the month. Woods will unfortunately not be able to play any golf until towards the end of July where he hopes to be better and fit for the Open Championship. The American golfer revealed that he had been told to relax and rest his left elbow so that he can be ready for the Open and attempt to win his fourth Open at Muirfield in Scotland. His most recent win in this tournament came several years ago in 2006; this year the Open begins on 18th July and ends 21st July.

Tiger Woods and fellow golfer, Sergio Garcia, have had problems with each other recently which first began in the Players’ Championship in May. Garcia came out to say that he does not like playing alongside Woods in golf tournaments as he’s “not the nicest guy on Tour.” That was then followed up by remarks that Tiger Woods did not take lightly as they could have been interpreted as racist, even though Garcia claims it was never meant to offend. Nevertheless, the two players have now shaken hands and made up.

Tiger Woods was off-form in the US Open

Last week was the major golf tournament, the US Open, and surprisingly Tiger Woods did not play up to his usual standards. However, this could be explained by the fact that he originally started to feel this elbow whilst playing the major. Woods, who beforehand was thought to be a competitor for the victory, recorded his worst ever total at the US Open as he finished 13 over. The winner of the tournament, Justin Rose, won the major by 2 shots ahead of Phil Mickelson, but finished 12 shots ahead of Tiger Woods.

The 14 time major winner announced, “I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment. I’ll be ready to go for the British Open.” In other golfing news, US Open Champion Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood will all be playing in the Travellers Championship in Connecticut. Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and Dustin Johnson will play in the BMW International in Munich on the European Tour.

Author Daniel Foster.
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