Tiger Woods, forfait to focus on his recovery



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Tiger Woods, forfait to focus on his recovery

Tiger Woods will not be competing at the US Open as he wants to focus on his recovery from recent ankle surgery. The 15-time major winner withdrew from the Masters due to injury.

Tiger Woods, situation

The American underwent a subtalar fusion procedure to "address post-traumatic arthritis from his anterior talus fracture," related to injuries he sustained in a February 2021 car accident.

The former world number one did not participate in last week's PGA Championship, the second major of the year. Woods has maintained a limited racing schedule following an accident, which required reconstruction on his leg.

Woods is the son of Kultida Woods, a native of Thailand, and Earl Woods, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Woods has two half brothers and one half sister from Earl Woods' 18-year marriage to Barbara Woods Gary.

He was born in Cypress, California and grew up just north on the US West Coast in the greater Los Angeles area. His father gave him the nickname “Tiger” when he was born in honor of his friend Vuong Dang Phong, who had fought with him in the Vietnam War.

Woods attended Western High School in Anaheim and studied economics at Stanford University for two years before becoming a professional golfer. In 1996, together with his father, he founded the Tiger Woods Foundation, which takes care of the advancement and support of children and young people in the USA.[1][2] From October 2004 to August 2010, Tiger Woods was married to former Swedish model Elin Nordegren.

The couple has a daughter (* 2007) and a son (* 2009). Since the divorce on August 23, 2010, both parents have custody of the children.[3] In mid-March 2013, Woods announced on his Facebook account that he was in a relationship with alpine skier Lindsey Vonn.[4] On May 3, 2015, Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she and Woods had split.

Woods has ancestry of African American, Native American, Chinese, Thai, and Dutch descent.[6][7][8] Woods' popularity is credited with raising interest in golf among non-white Americans as well. Tiger Woods is a practicing Buddhist.

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