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U.S. Open 2011: Tiger Woods Withdraws From Major At Congressional

Tiger Woods, who had hoped to overcome his injuries and compete in the 2011 U.S. Open, announced Tuesday afternoon that he will not play at Congressional Country Club. Woods announced his decision via his Twitter account.

Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain.

Woods, a three-time winner of the U.S. Open and noted golf enthusiast, has not played since withdrawing from the Players Championship on May 12th. He had struck a hopeful tone in recent weeks, espousing hopes that his MCL injury would be given enough recovery time to allow him to play in the Open.

At this juncture, it's impossible to say exactly when Woods will be able to return to the course. He still hasn't won a PGA Tour event since November of 2009.

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