Tiger Woods set to miss Open Championship at Royal Liverpool after surgery

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The fifteen-time major winner has already officially withdrawn from next month’s US Open.

Tiger Woods faces a battle to be fit for the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool later this year as he continues to recover from recent ankle surgery.

The fifteen-time major winner has already officially withdrawn from next month’s US Open at Los Angeles Country Club.

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The 47-year-old golfer pulled out of the Masters during the third round in April, saying at the time it was due to plantar fasciitis. He underwent fusion surgery on a bone in his ankle later that month.

Woods will hope to defy the odds to return in time for July’s Open at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, where he won a third Open title in 2006.

Tiger Woods in action at the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Image: Andrew Redington/Getty ImagesTiger Woods in action at the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Image: Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Tiger Woods in action at the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Image: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Injury struggles: Woods feared his leg would have to be amputated due to the serious injuries he suffered in a car accident in Los Angeles in February 2021.

He made a remarkable return to action 14 months later and finished 47th in the Masters, but withdrew from the US PGA following a third-round 79 and skipped the US Open before missing the cut in the 150th Open at St Andrews.

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