Golf fans speculate on future of Tiger Woods after latest grim injury news

Golf fans unsure of what Tiger Woods' future will look like after he pulled out of the US Open.  

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Tue, 23 May 2023
Golf fans speculate on future of Tiger Woods after latest grim injury news

The USGA announced an early list of players set to compete in the US Open in June, and three-time US Open champion Tiger Woods was not one of those names. 

However, the Hall of Fame star pulling out of the season's third major isn't too surprising as he recently underwent a procedure on his ankle in mid-April.

And since then, his long-time caddie, Joe LaCava, has started working with Patrick Cantlay, and the new relationship is said to be a full-time gig. 

Woods, 47, played in The Masters just prior to his surgery, but he withdrew ahead of the third round.

He did not play in the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club last week where LIV Golf's Brooks Koepka grabbed his fifth major championship. 

This year's US Open is set to begin 15 June at The Los Angeles Country Club in California.

Matt Fitzpatrick is the defending champion after he defeated Will Zalatoris on the 72nd hole at last year's tournament held at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

On Monday, golf fans reacted to the news that Woods would not be competing in the US Open next month. 

Some of those comments include:

"Tiger Woods withdraws from the US Open. I predict we don't see him until the Father Son tournament in December (the proper name for the tournament escapes me)."
"It's over. Time to retire."
"I can't see another US Open in his future but Open Championship and Masters are still definitely possible"
"Did anyone expect him to play?"
"The earliest he comes back is next years Master tournament"
"I thought it was understood with the latest surgery that he was done for the year?"

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