Tiger Woods Gets Cautious




British Open: Tiger Woods gets cautious

British Open: Tiger Woods gets cautious

Tiger Woods says he still does not know if he will play at the British Open, which begins on 14 July at Royal St George’s. Tiger Woods is almost certain to miss the British Open at Royal St George’s in a fortnight after admitting that there was no timetable for his return to golf.

The former world No. 1 has yet to swing a club since walking off the course after just nine holes of the Players Championship at Sawgrass seven weeks ago after injuring his left leg. Although he is walking freely and has been practising on the putting green, his left knee and Achilles tendon are not yet strong enough to progress to using his other clubs and his chances of making the Open, which starts on July 14, remain slim.

The 35-year-old former world number one has been out of action since May with injuries to his left leg and is remaining cautious. “I will come back when I’m 100%. I don’t know when that’s going to be, I’m just playing it by ear right now. I’ve not hit any balls yet. I want to be playing, but I’m not ready yet “said the American.

A look at Tiger Woods in 2011:- Events played: Six   Best Finish: Tied fourth at the Masters

Woods, who has won 14 major championships, including three Open titles (in 2000, 2005 and 2006), has had a string of injuries since returning from a five-month break following his much-publicized personal problems. At this year’s Masters he suffered a sprain to the knee that was operated on twice in 2008 and also a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon. Woods, now ranked 17th in the world, returned for the Players’ Championship at Sawgrass on 12 May but withdrew after only nine holes of the opening round because of a recurrence of the problems he experienced at Augusta. The injury problems also caused him to pull out of the recent US Open, the first time he has missed the event since making his debut in 1995.

But he admitted he made a mistake by trying to return at Sawgrass: “It was a borderline call to play The Players. I wasn’t quite 100% and I hurt myself there. There’s not going to be a 50-50 call this time. I need to get my body ready where I can practice and play and apply it. But I’m 35, I’m not 65 – I’ve still got some years ahead of me and I feel my best years are still ahead of me.”

Woods, who has not won a tournament since November 2009, finished joint third when the Open was last held at Sandwich in 2003. He is still having treatment twice and sometimes three times a day and has also spoken to coach Sean Foley about the plan for when he is fit to play again.

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