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Tiger Woods will not play in next week's AT&T National

June 22, 2011 |  9:16 am

Woods3 It looks like Tiger Woods will have to sit another one out.

Woods announced on his Twitter account Wednesday he will not play in next week's AT&T National near Philadelphia as he recovers from a leg injury that has sidelined him for three consecutive tournaments, including last week's U.S. Open.

Woods tweeted he's "feeling stronger every day," but said the decision was based on "doctor's orders."

The 14-time major winner suffered a sprained left knee and a strained left Achilles' tendon when he almost fell while making a shot from the rough at the Masters in April. Woods played nine holes at last month's Players Championship before withdrawing because of pain.

It's unknown whether Woods will play in the British Open, which begins July 14.

Woods has not won a tournament since November 2009 and is No. 17 in the Official World Ranking.


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Photo: Tiger Woods nearly falls backward while making a shot on the 17th hole at the Masters in April. Credit: Jeff Siner / Associated Press