TIGER WOODS has announced that he has pulled out of this year’s US Open through injury.

The Major will tee-off on June 16 but the American legend will not be involved.

The 46-year-old broke the news on Twitter this afternoon, saying: “I previously informed the USGA that I will not be competing in the @usopengolf as my body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf.

“I do hope and plan to be ready to play in Ireland at @JPProAm and at @TheOpen next month.

“I’m excited to get back out there soon!”

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The 150th Open Championship will take place at St Andrews between July 10 and 17.

Woods, who withdrew from the PGA Championship last month after the third round, has won the major three-times.

He submitted an entry for the US Open before the April deadline, however, the PGA Tour did state that did not necessarily mean that he would play.

The 15-time major champion suffered multiple injuries following a single-car crash in February last year.

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He had open fractures in the upper and lower portions of his right leg with further additional injuries to his foot.

And his ankle needed screws and pins inserted.

More to follow…

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