US Open betting has just suffered a huge loss as Tiger Woods, the golfer most people love to bet on has officially withdrawn from the US Open.
Just how bad is the injury to Tiger’s leg? Apparently, it’s bad enough that the former greatest golfer of all time hasn’t been able to compete since the Masters. In a statement Woods said “I am extremely disappointed that I won’t be playing in the US Open, but it’s time for me to listen to my doctors and focus on the future,” Woods said. “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.”
The fact that the ultra competitive Woods has pulled out of the US Open at Congressional means the golfer’s health has deteriorated much more than previously assumed. Woods hasn’t missed the US Open since 1994. Woods announced on Twitter: “Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain.”
It’s also short term frustration for gamblers and the sport of golf as well as one of the sport’s biggest names will not be participating in one of the marquee majors.
Since being mired in scandal, Woods has fallen to number fifteen in the world, his lowest ranking since 1997 and questions have to be asked about the future of Tiger’s golf career and if he’ll ever catch the great Jack Nicklaus legendary mark of 18 titles.
Even though Woods isn’t playing golf, sportsbooks can still find a way to feature him in some betting odds, now is a great time to post a future offering on whether Woods will surpass Nicklaus or when Woods will win his next major.