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Tiger Woods will not play in U.S. Open

June 7, 2011 | 11:59 am

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Tiger Woods won't be playing in next week's U.S. Open, he announced on his Twitter account.

He tweeted Tuesday morning: "Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain."

Woods has been struggling with injuries to his left knee and Achilles' tendon. He will miss the U.S. Open for the first time since 1994. The Masters is now the only major he has never missed since turning professional in 1996.

More later on latimes.com/sports.

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Photo: Tiger Woods waves as he walks off the 18th green during final round play in the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 10. Credit: Brian Snyder / Reuters

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