Tiger Woods Open participation in some doubt

Former World number one Tiger Woods has said he does not know if he will play at the Open, which begins on 14 July at Royal St George’s.

Woods has not played since May because of a leg injury and he is being very cautious with regard to his comeback:

“I will come back when I’m 100%. I don’t know when that’s going to be. I’m just playing it by ear right now. I’ve not hit any balls yet. I want to be playing, but I’m not ready yet.”

Tiger looked to be approaching something like his best at Masters but suffered a knee sprain and that same injury forced him to withdraw from the Players’ Championship at Sawgrass on 12 May. He admitted he made a mistake by trying to return at Sawgrass:

“It was a borderline call to play The Players. I wasn’t quite 100% and I hurt myself there. There’s not going to be a 50-50 call this time. I need to get my body ready where I can practice and play and apply it. But I’m 35, I’m not 65 – I’ve still got some years ahead of me and I feel my best years are still ahead of me.”

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