(ABC)–Tiger Woods will not play in next week’s U.S. Open or in the following week’s Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Potomac, MD.
Woods made the announcement on his twitter account Tuesday afternoon.
The ‘progress’ Woods mentioned in his tweet is in reference to his continued rehabilitation from back surgery last fall.
Woods certainly raised some eyebrows last month during the Quicken Loans National media day when he hit three consecutive tee shots into the water, although the 14-time Major champion appeared to take the triple splash down with good humor.
Woods’ absence from the Quicken Loans National – a tournament run by the Tiger Woods Foundation, will be his fourth in the tournament’s 10 year history. This will also mark the third time in the last six years that Woods will not play in the U.S. Open due to injury.