Tuesday, July 05, 2011

No Surprise: Woods Out Of British Open

   It came as no surprise today that Tiger Woods announced he will miss the British Open next week while continuing to deal with knee and Achilles issues.

   "Unfortunately, I've been advised that I should not play in the British Open," Woods said in a statement on his website. "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."

   It wasn't long ago we were talking about how dominant Woods might be when he reached his expected prime -- in his mid-30s -- but now it's all a mystery. Woods was right last week when he stressed that he's just 35, not 65, but it seems like forever since he's been the Tiger we came to know and take for granted.

   Will he back for the PGA Championship next month in Atlanta?

   Only time will tell.


Anonymous said...

I bet he misses the rest of the season. That's probably a good thing in the long run. Take the time to let the injuries completely heal, then stop all the fiddling around with the swing, spend the winter searching for that short game he has completely lost, then come back strong in '12.