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Tiger Woods Declines Invitation For U.S. Open Broadcast

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Subsequent week the 121st U.S. Open will kick off at Torrey Pines with one legendary golfer absent.

Tiger Woods remains to be recovering from a February automotive crash that required emergency surgical procedure, which implies he would miss competing on the web site the place he gained his epic 2008 Open victory. That mentioned, he was additionally invited to hitch the published sales space for the occasion, and reportedly declined the invitation.

Throughout an NBC Sports activities media convention name that includes Dan Hicks, Paul Azinger, Jim “Bones” Mackay and Tommy Roy forward of the foremost championship, a query was posed about whether or not Woods or his staff had been reached out to see if he’d be excited about being a part of the protection.

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“Yeah, the truth is, that’s precisely the road that I used to be pondering and we had been all pondering is how good that will be, who higher, if he couldn’t be there to play it, to voice it and have him part of the present. However we had been rebuffed,” Hicks defined, in line with Yahoo Sports. “He didn’t need to do it, and I completely perceive his state of affairs. There’s a lot happening in his world proper now and there’s additionally part of Tiger that doesn’t need to turn into this, I don’t need to, for lack of a greater phrase, a sideshow at an occasion the place we ought to be concentrating on what’s occurring.”

Hicks continued: “Additionally, I actually imagine that in case you mentioned sure to one thing, it might simply be a continuous parade of asks, and he must simply, you understand, begin telling everyone no. So, yeah, it might have been unbelievable to have Tiger part of it in that sense, however I perceive that what’s happening in his world that he wished to sort of maintain it low key and keep out of the limelight for this one and simply hopefully he’ll take pleasure in it at dwelling watching it on TV and be impressed once we speak about what he did 13 years in the past and that’s one of the best we are able to hope for.”

Tiger Woods has stored a low profile because the February 23 automotive accident, which has required a number of surgical procedures and can maintain him away from the golf course for a lot of extra months.

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