Tiger Woods to skip US Open at Oakmont near Pittsburgh

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 8, 2016 2:02 AM

Tiger Woods pauses during a Quicken Loans National golf tournament media availability on the 10th tee at Congressional Country Club, Monday, May 16, 2016 in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Oakmont) --  Tiger Woods says he won't play at the U.S. Open this year as he recovers from back surgery.

This will be the third time in the last six years that injuries have kept him out of the U.S. Open, which he's won three times.

Woods says on his website that he is working hard to get ready but that he is not physically ready to play next week at Oakmont near Pittsburgh, or at his Quicken Loans National tournament the following week at Congressional.

He says he is making progress but is not ready for competition.

Woods has not played since a tie for 10th in the Wyndham Championship in August.

He first had back surgery a week before the 2014 Masters and had two more surgeries in September and October.

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