Why isn’t Tiger Woods playing at the Open 2023?

TIGER WOODS featured at the Masters this year but had to withdraw during the third round.

The golf legend reaggravated his plantar fasciitis in the cold weather conditions at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods was forced to pull out of the 2023 MastersGETTY

Woods‘ injury stems from a serious car crash he was involved in back in 2021.

The 15-time major winner returned to St Andrews to compete in the 150th edition of the Open last year.

Woods missed the cut in 2022, finishing 9-over par through 36 holes.

Why isn’t Tiger Woods playing at the Open 2023?

Tiger Woods will miss the 151st edition of the Open as he continues to recover from a plantar fasciitis injury.

An R&R spokesman said: “We have been advised that he won’t be playing at Hoylake. We wish Tiger all the best with his recovery.”

Woods won the 2006 Open, which was hosted at Hoylake and claimed it was his ‘most gratifying’ win on British soil.

Woods said to the Association of Golf Writers: “I just want to say that all my years of playing the Open Championship, starting at St Andrews in 1995, have been some of the greatest moments, and greatest memories, I have had not just in my golfing career, but in my whole life.

“I’ll roll through some of them, starting with my win at St Andrews in 200, and winning again at the home of golf in 2005, and onto where everyone is playing this week, at Hoylake.

“That week in 2006 was a very emotional one. It was the first championship I ever won without my dad being there.

“It was a tough, tough week, but also probably the most gratifying that I have ever experienced over there.”

When is the Open 2023?

The Open 2023 will begin on Thursday, July 20 and end on Sunday, July 23.Play is expected to start at 7am on the first two days and 9am over the weekendThe 151st Open will be played at Royal Liverpool.

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