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Tiger Woods To Skip British Open As Leg Recovers

(credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods says he won’t play the British Open as his left leg continues to heal.

Woods announced Tuesday on his website that he has been advised not to play next week at Royal St. George’s. The decision is not a big surprise, considering he said last week at the AT&T National that he has not hit balls since The Players Championship nearly two months ago.

He will be replaced in the field by Brendan Jones.

Woods says he will not return to competition until he feels his left knee and Achilles are 100 percent recovered. He did not say when that might be. This is the second straight major that Woods will miss. The last one of the year is the PGA Championship from Aug. 11-14 in Atlanta.