Tiger Woods Says He Wants 'Some Time Off' After Missing 2019 British Open Cut

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 19, 2019

PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 19: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during the second round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 19, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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After missing the cut at the 2019 British Open, Tiger Woods seems ready to take another extended break from golfing. 

Per Ryan Lavner of the Golf Channel, Woods announced he won't play in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational next week and didn't indicate when he would return. 

"I just want some time off, just to get away from it," he said.

Woods looked much better during the second round on Friday, finishing with a one-under par 70. It was too little too late, however, after the three-time Open champion put himself into a deep hole with a 78 on Thursday, his worst opening-round score at this event. 

Speaking to reporters following the first round, Woods said he was sore and unable to move well: "Just the way it is. Just the way it's going to be."

Woods' physical health has been an issue for years. The 43-year-old had four different surgical procedures on his back from March 2014-April 2017. He only played a total of 13 PGA Tour events from 2015-17.

Since winning the Masters in April, Woods hasn't played a lot of competitive golf. The British Open was just his fourth tournament in the past three months. He missed the cut at the PGA Championship, finished ninth at the Memorial and 21st at the U.S. Open. 

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