Woods will not defend title at US PGA National title

Woods will not defend title at US PGA National title

Woods will not defend title at US PGA National title

World No 1 Tiger Woods will not defend his title next week at the US PGA National because of a strained left elbow after doctors advised him to rest before next month's British Open.

Woods injured his elbow last month on his way to victory at the Players Championship.

Woods aggravated the injury last week blasting out of the dense rough at Merion and played through pain on the way to a share of 32nd place at 13-over par 293 total, his worst 72-hole professional US Open score relative to par.

He announced his withdrawal from the event, which his foundation runs and uses as a charity benefit event.

He expressed regrets to sponsors and fans for not playing but said he will attend the tournament.

The US PGA National tournament runs from June 27-30 at Congressional Country Club in suburban Washington.

The 37-year-old American has won four times this year, giving him 78 career titles, only four shy of matching the all-time PGA triumphs record set by the late Sam Snead.

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