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Tiger Woods skipping U.S. Open to give his body time to heal, 'be ready to play' The Open in July

Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week's U.S. Open, giving his body more time to heal and get stronger, as he still plans to play in the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland in July.

Woods, 46, announced that he wouldn't play in the U.S. Open, scheduled for June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, in a statement on his Twitter account on Tuesday.

Woods, a 15-time major champion, said he hopes to play in the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor in Ireland on July 4-5 and The Open at the Old Course at St.