Tiger Woods said last week he still is unable to take a full swing following back surgery in late March. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods has withdrawn from next month's U.S. Open, he announced via his website on Wednesday.
Woods said he still is physically unable to play at a high level while recovering from surgery for a pinched nerve in his back in late March.
"Unfortunately, I won't be there because I'm not yet physically able to play competitive golf," Woods said. "I'd like to convey my regrets to the USGA leadership, the volunteers and the fans that I won't be at Pinehurst. The U.S. Open is very important to me, and I know it's going to be a great week. Despite missing the first two majors, and several other important tournaments, I remain very optimistic about this year and my future."
The decision was expected in light of Woods' saying that he was not yet able to take a full swing during an interview at his Quicken Loans National tournament at Congressional last week.