Woods `not physically ready` to play US Open

Johannesburg: Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week’s US Open saying that he is ‘not physically ready’ to play in the second major of the year at Oakmont.

The 40-year-old, who saw his form take a dip after suffering a series of back injuries since 2013, hasn’t played competitively since August last year. He also skipped the Augusta Masters in April citing the same reason.

Woods, the 14-time major champion, however, said that he was making progress after undergoing a back surgery last September, Sport24 reported.

He also confirmed that he will miss the US PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National the following week, which he hosts for the benefit of his charitable foundation. (ANI)