Tiger Woods hopeful of making Muirfield Open challenge
World number one resting up ahead of third Major of the year next month
Tiger Woods at his press conference at the AT&T National in Bethesda, Maryland. Photograph: Larry French/Getty Images
Woods made the assessment in a press conference ahead of this week’s AT&T National at Congressional, which the American world number one is hosting.
Woods has been advised to rest and receive treatment on an injury he first suffered during his victory in the Players Championship in May.
He aggravated the problem by hitting out of heavy rough at Merion during the US Open.
“It wasn’t a single shot that did it. It was just playing there and it didn’t feel good early in the week and I played through it, but it progressively just got worse,” Woods said. “I’m listening to my docs, not touching my clubs, and we’re treating it. Eventually I’ll start the strengthening process, start hitting balls and get it up to speed for the British.”
Woods has been ruled out of Congressional and next week’s Greenbrier Classic but has previously insisted he will be fit for the third major of the year at Muirfield, which runs from July 18th-21st.