Woods to skip British Open as leg recovers

Woods to skip British Open as leg recovers

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FILE - In this May 12, 2011 file photo, Tiger Woods bends his knee after his second shot on the ninth hole before withdrawing in the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Injuries to his left knee and Achilles' are bad enough that Woods decided Tuesday, June 7, 2011, to skip the U.S. Open for the first time since 1994. The Masters is now the only major he has never missed as a pro. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

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by DOUG FERGUSON

Associated Press

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 5 at 12:59 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods says he won't play the British Open as his left leg continues to heal.
  
Woods announced Tuesday on his website that he has been advised not to play next week at Royal St. George's. The decision is not a big surprise, considering he said last week at the AT&T National that he has not hit balls since The Players Championship nearly two months ago.
  
He will be replaced in the field by Brendan Jones.
  
Woods says he will not return to competition until he feels his left knee and Achilles are 100 percent recovered. He did not say when that might be. This is the second straight major that Woods will miss. The last one of the year is the PGA Championship from Aug. 11-14 in Atlanta.
  
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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