Tiger Woods out of U.S. Open

(USA TODAY) Tiger Woods won't be playing the U.S. Open next month as he continues to rehab from surgery.

"Unfortunately, I won't be there because I'm not yet physically able to play competitive golf," Woods announced on his website Wednesday.

He underwent microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in his back on March 31. The U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C., begins June 12. It will be the sixth major championship Woods has missed.

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He hasn't announced when he'll return to competitive golf. Nine days ago he said he was limited to light chipping and putting and was it was up to his doctors to decide when he'll return.

"I remain very optimistic about this year and my future," he said Wednesday on his website.

Also in jeopardy for Woods are the British Open in July, the PGA Championship in August and the Ryder Cup in September.

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