Tiger Woods takes the long view
The attitude is admirable, and for so much of his career, undeniable. Tiger Woods shows up with winning on his mind. There is no easing into competition, no using tournaments as warm-ups, no thought of walking inside the ropes to work on his game.
And so it makes sense that he announced Tuesday he will not play next week's U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.
"Not playing in US Open," Woods wrote via Twitter. "Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term ...
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2011 U.S. OPEN
Course: Congressional CC, Blue Course
Where: Bethesda, Md.
Yardage, par: 7,574 yards, par-71