Woods to miss US Open at Brookline

On most weeks of the year the news that Tiger Woods wasn't going to play in a major would be seismic, on a week like the one that we've just had it is a mere footnote.

The US Open will provide plenty of headlines, the majority around the new LIV Golf Invitational Series, but there will be none surrounding the 15-time major champion.

Incredibly Woods has made the cut in each of the Masters and PGA Championship before making his first withdrawal in a major after a 79, his worst score in the PGA, on the Saturday at Southern Hills.

“He’s got pain and discomfort in the foot," Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told Sports Illustrated at Southern Hills. "He just thought it was in his best interest not to tee it up on Sunday.’’

Understandably he will now give Brookline a miss and a major that he has won three times – of the past 12 US Opens Woods has only featured in half of them with a best finish of T21.

His next scheduled appearance will be at Adare Manor, home to the JP McManus Pro-Am on July 4 – 5 and then it's the big one of the year, the Open at St Andrews.

Previously tournament host JP McManus said of Woods' inclusion in the stellar field: “Tiger has been a great friend and avid supporter of the Pro-Am for a very long time and we are absolutely thrilled he has committed to play once again in the tournament. His presence at Adare Manor will undoubtedly bring huge excitement to the thousands of spectators and we are very grateful to him for giving up his free time to be with us."

That tournament is sold out and then we'll all get to see Woods and his surgically rebuilt right leg revisit the home to two of his three Open victories.