Much to the dismay of the world of golf, Tiger Woods admits he will not be "physically ready" to compete in the US Open next week.
Woods, 40, has undergone three perations to fix back problems and last played a tournament in August 2015.
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The former world number one had registered to play at Oakmont, but confirmed on his official website that he will miss both the second major of the year and the Quicken Loans National at Congressional.
"I am making progress, but I'm not yet ready for tournament competition," said the 14-time major champion.
"I want to thank everyone for their continued support. The positive texts, emails and calls I have received have been incredible. I want to wish Mike Davis, Diana Murphy, the USGA, the players and everyone at Oakmont a very successful week.
"I will be hosting and attending my foundation's tournament, the Quicken Loans National, at Congressional. It's the 10th year of our tournament, and we continue to support the community, the military and the programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation."
Woods last played in a competitive tournament back in August 2015.