Tiger Woods has decided to withdraw from the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md, announcing the news on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. In a longer statement posted on his website, Woods said that his knee and achilles injuries, which have limited him to just nine holes of golf since the 2011 Masters in April, have yet to heal.
"I am extremely disappointed that I won't be playing in the U.S. Open, but it's time for me to listen to my doctors and focus on the future," Woods said. "I was hopeful that I could play, but if I did, I risk further damage to my left leg. My knee and Achilles tendon are not fully healed. I hope to be ready for AT&T National, the next two majors and the rest of the year."