Woods won’t play in US Open

Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will not play in next week's US Open at Oakmont Country Club, as he continues his comeback from injury.

Woods has been out of action since August of last year, and while there had been speculation he might be ready to return to action this month for his foundation's tournament, the Quicken Loans National, followed by the US Open, the former World No 1 has now ruled out any such suggestion.

"I want to thank everyone for their continued support. The positive texts, emails and calls I have received have been incredible," Woods said in a statement on his official website.

"I want to wish Mike Davis, Diana Murphy, the USGA, the players and everyone at Oakmont a very successful week.

"While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year's US Open and the Quicken Loans National. I am making progress, but I'm not yet ready for tournament competition.

"I will be hosting and attending my foundation's tournament, the Quicken Loans National, at Congressional. It's the 10th year of our tournament, and we continue to support the community, the military and the programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation."

The US Open starts Thursday, June 16, and runs through Sunday, June 19.