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Tiger Woods won't play in Open Championship at Royal Liverpool

June 16, 2023
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Andy Lyons

Tiger Woods is done playing major championships for the year. On Friday, the R&A confirmed for Golf Digest that the three-time Open Championship winner will not compete in the season’s final major at Royal Liverpool in July. Sports Illustrated first reported the news.

“We have been advised that Tiger will not be playing at Royal Liverpool. We wish him all the best with his recovery,” an R&A spokesman said.

Woods has played in only two events this year—the Genesis Invitational in February at Riviera, where he hosts, and the Masters, where he made the cut, but had to withdraw before the third round, citing pain from plantar fasciitis. 

Woods visibly struggled to walk at Augusta National and announced on April 20 that he had “successful” surgery to fuse his right ankle. His right leg was badly injured in Woods’ car accident in February 2021.