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Tiger Woods receives exemption to play in US Open – Golf Information

Tiger Woods has accepted a particular exemption to play within the 124th US Open the USGA has introduced.

Woods had didn’t qualify for the US Open for the primary time in his skilled profession, having performed a restricted schedule in recent times resulting from harm which has seen his world rating drop to 789.

The previous world No.1’s five-year exemption for his 2019 victory at The Masters ended earlier this 12 months, with the US Open differing from the opposite majors in that it solely brings a 10-year exemption to its former winners.

Woods has received the US Open thrice – 2000, 2002 and 2008 – with the 48-year-old set to return to the occasion for the primary time since 2020 when it takes place from June 13-16 at Pinehurst No.2.

“The US Open is a very particular occasion for our recreation and one which has helped outline my profession,” Woods stated. “I’m honoured to obtain this exemption and couldn’t be extra excited for the chance to compete on this 12 months’s US Open, particularly at Pinehurst, a venue which means a lot to the sport.”

Woods completed second to Michael Campbell the final time the US Open was held on the Pinehurst Resort in 2005, with this 12 months’s occasion set to be his twenty third profession begin on the third main of the 12 months.

“The story of the US Open couldn’t be written with out Tiger Woods,” stated USGA Chief Championships Officer John Bodenhamer.




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