Washington (AFP) — Tiger Woods expects to play in next month's US Open
despite nagging left knee pain that forced him out of last week's US PGA
Players Championship and has him doubtful for the Memorial in two
"Bummed that my left leg has me on the sidelines, but I
want, and expect, to be at the US Open. Will do all I can to get there,"
Woods posted Monday evening on his Twitter microblogging website.
suffered a sprained left knee and strained left Achilles tendon in the
third round at last month's Masters, the year's first major championship
where he finished in a share of fourth for the second year in a row.
an update on his official website, Woods said he suffered no new damage
to his leg last Thursday at the Players when he fired a six-over par 42
on the front nine and withdrew because of left leg pain.
my injury is very disappointing," Woods said on his website. "I'll do
whatever is necessary to play in the US Open and I'm hopeful I can be
there to compete."
Former world number one Woods, a 14-time major
champion chasing the record 18 won by Jack Nicklaus, has not won any
title in 18 months since the eruption of his infamous sex scandal and
has not won a major since the 2008 US Open.