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Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will not play in the United States Open next week at the Congressional Country Club near Washington.

Woods, who has been trying to rehabilitate his left knee and Achilles’ tendon, both of which were injured when he hit a shot during the third round of the Masters, said the injuries have not sufficiently improved.

“I am extremely disappointed that I won’t be playing in the U.S. Open,” Woods said in a statement posted on his Web site. “But it’s time for me to listen to my doctors and focus on the future. I was hopeful that I could play, but if I did, I risk further damage to my left leg.