Tiger Woods officially out of the U.S. Open

Tiger Woods officially withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday as he continues to recover from back surgery.

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Tiger Woods will not play in the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, he announced on his website on Wednesday afternoon.

"Unfortunately, I won't be there because I'm not yet physically able to play competitive golf," said Woods, who is still recovering from microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in his back on March 31.

"I'd like to convey my regrets to the USGA leadership, the volunteers and the fans that I won't be at Pinehurst. The U.S. Open is very important to me, and I know it's going to be a great week. Despite missing the first two majors, and several other important tournaments, I remain very optimistic about this year and my future."

Woods has not played a competitive round since March 9 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

The U.S. Open also represents the last major that Woods won, playing on a broken leg in 2008 at Torrey Pines, outlasting Rocco Mediate in a playoff.

Woods has missed six major championships due to injury in his career, the 2008 Open Championship and 2008 PGA Championship for the aforementioned broken leg; 2011 U.S. Open and 2011 Open Championship for knee and Achilles injuries; and 2014 Masters for his back surgery.

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