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Tiger Woods -- Count Me Out of US Open

Tiger Woods will NOT be playing in the US Open this month -- thanks to a couple nasty injuries he suffered at the Masters back in April.

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Woods just tweeted, "Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain."

According to a statement he released on his website -- "I was hopeful that I could play, but if I did, I risk further damage to my left leg. My knee and Achilles tendon are not fully healed. I hope to be ready for AT&T National, the next two majors and the rest of the year."

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Woods damaged his knee and Achilles tendon during the Masters -- after taking an off-balance shot (above).



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