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Tiger Woods Won’t Play Until British Open; What are His Chances at 15th Major?

Apparently Tiger Woods‘ left elbow injury that hobbled him during the 2013 U.S. Open is more serious than we thought. While he was playing through the pain this past weekend, all we could think about was his incredible win in the 2008 U.S. Open when he fought through an injured knee and an 18-hole playoff with Rocco Mediate. But things are different now.

Tiger says he was examined after this year’s U.S. Open and has been advised to take a few weeks off, so naturally, he won’t play until the next major tournament this year — the 2013 British Open. That gives him four weeks to heal and get ready for his next chance at a 15th major tournament after the disappointing end to the opportunity he had this past weekend.

The time off will cause Woods to miss his own tournament, the AT&T National, which is sponsored by his foundation. He says it’s tough for him “not to be able to defend” it, but missing a chance at another major championship would be worse for his career and likely his psyche. Stay tuned to Rant Sports for the latest on Tiger and coverage of the 2013 British Open in mid-July.