Tiger Woods has already missed most of the current PGA season with injuries, and on Tuesday, he announced he will sit out the 2011 British Open due to injury.
"Unfortunately, I've been advised that I should not play in the British Open," Woods said a press release on his website Tuesday. "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."
He added that coming back too early at this year's Players' Championship is part of the reason he's being so cautious this time around. "In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have competed at THE PLAYERS, but it's a big event, and I wanted to be there to support the tour. I've got to learn from what I did there and do it right this time and not come back until I'm ready."
So, when will we see Tiger Woods again?
For now, it's too early to guess. But while some may see this news as a sign of weakness, Tiger added, "My best years are still ahead of me, and I'm very confident and optimistic about the future."