May 23, 2023
Tiger Woods will not be playing in the 2023 U.S. Open, the USGA announced Monday afternoon. Woods continues to recover from a series of injuries and surgeries, and was not expected to play.
The USGA noted Woods' withdrawal in the midst of a larger announcement of 33 newly exempt players, including major champions Jason Day and Patrick Reed.
Woods has played in 22 U.S. Opens, from 1995 to 2020, with three wins (2000, 2002, 2008) and eight top-10 finishes. However, since his last top-10 finish, a T4 in 2010, he has missed seven tournaments including this year, missed three cuts, and finished no higher than T21.
The U.S. Open was the site of one of Woods' most stirring wins, his 2008 playoff victory over Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines. He fought through four regulation rounds and another extra playoff day to secure the victory, which he achieved on only one good leg.
Source: Yahoo Sports