Left Elbow Strain Will Sideline Tiger Woods Until the British Open

By Paul Seaver
Eileen Bass-USA Today Sports

The golf world will take a break from the name Tiger Woods, at least from a playing perspective. The star golfer is expected to miss the next month with an elbow injury that surfaced just this past weekend during his participation at the U.S. Open.

Woods, who had his left elbow checked out following the weekend’s events, released a statement on his website in relation to his status moving forward. Doctors advised Woods that he should take a few weeks off and let the injury heal. The official diagnosis was listed as a strained left elbow.

In all, Woods will now be sidelined for next week’s AT&T National at Congressional. Ironically enough, the event is put on to benefit Woods’ charitable foundation. He claimed the AT&T title just a year ago, but now the field will crown a new winner here in 2013 because of Woods’ most recent injury.

For the time being, Woods will focus on getting healthy, but he is targeting a return date in mid-July. Woods want to take the course again next month for the British Open, which will obviously present another opportunity for him to claim a major title victory.

More news on Woods, his injury and his recovery procedure will surely surface as the focus turns towards Congressional this upcoming weekend. Albeit, Woods will not be taking the course, you know that his name will be at the center of many conversations throughout the tournament.


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