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Tiger Woods won't play in British Open

Photo: Tiger Woods. Credit: Hunter Martin / Getty Images.

The troublesome left leg that has kept Tiger Woods from playing golf since he withdrew from the Players Championship in mid-May now will keep him out of next week's British Open, the second consecutive major championship he will sit out.

Woods announced the decision on his website:

"Unfortunately, I've been advised that I should not play in the British Open," Woods said on the site. "As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only going to come back when I'm 100 percent ready. I do not want to risk further injury. That's different for me, but I'm being smarter this time. I'm very disappointed and want to express my regrets to the British Open fans."

Woods has said previously that he would not return to competitive golf until his knee and Achilles tendon are fully recovered and has given no indication of when he might return. The final major championship of the year is the PGA, which will be played Aug. 11-14 at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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 Photo: Tiger Woods. Credit: Hunter Martin / Getty Images.

 
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