Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will not be taking part in the U.S. Open as he continues his recovery from back surgery.
In a statement released on his official website the 14-time major winner said he was “not yet physically able to play competitive golf” but that he remained “very optimistic about this year” and his future.
Tiger last teed off on the 9th March at the WGC-Cadillac Championship meaning he’ll miss the second major of the year and his sixth since 2008.
Whilst Tiger will not be at Pinehurst, one person who will be is his niece Cheyenne, who qualified for the women’s tournament.
The 23-year-old carded rounds of 73 and 68 at the Country Club at DC Ranch to secure her place. It will be her second appearance at the U.S. Women's Open after previously qualifying in 2012.
Memorial Tournament gets underway later today at Muirfield Village and amongst the field is Keegan Bradley who decided to play the Pro-Am without an anchored putter.
Bradley has used a belly putter since he joined the PGA Tour in 2011 but along with the likes of Adam Scott and Ernie Els he’ll be forced to use a standard club by 2016 after the U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient agreed to ban anchoring.
That’s all for today join us tomorrow when we’ll round up all the first round action from the PGA and European Tours. In the meantime follow us on Twitter @golfingworldtv and we’re on Facebook and Instagram