Tiger Woods believes that he will be able to play at the US Open in mid-June. The ex-world number one golfer (currently No. 12) is walking around on crutches and wearing protective footwear to guard his injured knee and sore back.
Though Tiger Woods doubts that he will play at the Memorial two weeks prior to the US Open, he will concentrate on rebuilding his weakened muscles starting this week to regain his best shape in time for the tournament.
The knee of the 35-year-old acted out at last week’s Players Championship at Sawgrass and he had to withdraw after just nine holes. This means that Woods is out of practice before the U.S. Open, although he has already been in this situation.
Three years ago, he did not play until the U.S. Open after a surgery. Moreover, doctors revealed that he had a fracture a few weeks before the tournament. But stubborn Woods ignored his doctors’ advice to rest and not only made a run in the U.S. Open Cup at Torrey Pines but also won it in an epic 19-hole playoff.
Before making the statement about his return to U.S. Open at the press conference at AT&T National in Philadelphia, Tiger Woods tweeted that he would donate $1,000,000 if nobody asked him about his knee injury. Though the first question asked was about his leg, Woods said that he would give the money to his education-focused charity Tiger Woods Foundation anyway.