Tiger Woods to rest elbow until British Open
Number one ranked player in the world Tiger Woods will rest his injured elbow and will not play in a tournament until the British Open next month.
According to CNN, Woods dropped out of the AT&T National to make sure he is ready for the British Open. Woods’ left elbow injury occurred when he won last month’s Players Championship. Woods has been diagnosed with a left elbow strain.
“I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment,” Woods said. “I’ll be ready to go for the British Open, and I’m looking forward to playing at Muirfield.
According to ESPN,the AT&T National benefits the Tiger Woods’ foundation and will be the third time that Woods’ missed this tournament because of injury. His decision to pull out of the tournament means he will not be able to defend his 2012 win.
“The AT&T National means a lot to me and my foundation,” he said. “It’s especially difficult not defending at my own tournament. It’s going to be a great event, and I look forward to being there to provide my support.”
The British Open starts on July 18 and Woods will try to win his 15th major title. Woods has not won a major event since the 2008 U.S Open.