Thursday Jun 08, 2023

‘Ankle surgery’ Woods off US Open roster as expected

Tiger Woods (USA), who underwent ankle surgery on April 20 (KST), will miss the US Open in June as expected. After the PGA Championship, which ended on April 22, Woods was left out of the US Open roster for the third major of the season, which was already somewhat expected.

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced the list of 84 unqualified players for the US Open on Wednesday. Woods’ name was not among them. This year’s U.S. Open will be held at the Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, California, beginning June 16.

Woods withdrew from the Masters in early April after three rounds and underwent surgery on the fibula in his right ankle, a lingering injury from a 2021 car accident. The surgery completely derailed Woods’ plans to play in all four majors this year. He is expected to take 12 weeks to recover and will likely miss the final major, The Open Championship, in mid-July.안전놀이터

Meanwhile, a number of LIV Golf players have been included in the field for this year’s U.S. Open, signaling another fierce battle for pride between LIV Golf and the U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour. In addition to Brooks Koepka, who won his third career PGA Championship, LIV’s top players include Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson (USA), and Cameron Smith (AUS). Koepka has won the U.S. Open twice (2017-2018). PGA Tour regulars include Yon Rahm (Spain) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), while Matt Fitzpatrick (England) will attempt to defend his title. South Korea has four players in the field: Lim Sung-jae, Kim Joo-hyung, Kim Siwoo, and Lee Kyung-hoon. The rest of the US Open field will be determined through qualifying.


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