Tiger Woods Doubtful For British Open, Timetable For Return Remains Unclear

Tiger Woods has played just nine holes of competitive golf since the Masters, was forced to pull out of the Players Championship, did not play in the U.S. Open and now looks doubtful for the British Open on July 14-17. He did not rule out playing in the tournament he has won three times, but it is looking increasingly unlikely that his injured left knew and left Achilles' tendon will be healthy enough to tee off at Royal St. George's.

During a press conference for this week's AT&T National, Woods said he had not hit any golf balls since his injury. Woods initially hurt himself at the Masters.

"Probably in retrospect it was a borderline call whether I should have played the Players," Woods said at the press conference. "I pushed it too hard and hurt myself. Now this time around, it’s different. I’m setting no timetable."

Historically, Woods has done well at the British Open, although he's never won at Royal St. George's. In 2003, the last time the course hosted the Open Championship, Woods finished in a tie for fourth, two strokes behind winner Ben Curtis. Woods currently has 14 major championships, four short of Jack Nicklaus' all-time record.

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