Golf

Tiger could miss British Open

2011-06-28 20:44
Tiger Woods (AP)
Pennsylvania - Tiger Woods, who skipped this month's US Open with leg injuries, said on Tuesday he was not sure whether he would be ready to play in the British Open.

Woods has not hit full golf shots yet and said it was too soon to determine whether he would be ready for the July 14-17 British Open, the third major championship of the year.

"I don't know," Woods told a news conference at the PGA Tour event he is hosting this week at Aronimink. "And that's hard for me. I'm always goal oriented, but I'm not doing that this time."

The 14-times major winner hurt his left knee and Achilles tendon during the Masters in April and has not played since pulling out of the Players Championship on May 12 after playing nine holes.

He said he made a mistake in deciding to try and play in the Players Championship five weeks after hurting himself at the Masters, adding that if he had not played in the tournament he would be fit to compete now.

"I learned my lesson at the Players. I'll come back when I'm 100 percent. I don't know when that will be. But I'm getting stronger and more explosive," said Woods, sporting a goatee and long, mutton chop sideburns.

"I just felt I was good enough to give it a go. I didn't know I would hurt myself."

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