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Tiger tells Jack: 'Not sure about U.S. Open'

Name: Tiger Woods Product: Nike

Name: Tiger Woods
Product: Nike (Credit: AP )

Tiger Woods might not be ready for the U.S. Open after all.

Although he said at a news conference last week that his leg will be ready for the Open, at Congressional outside Washington D.C. June 16, he told Jack Nicklaus that he might not be able to play. That's according to Nicklaus, who spoke with Woods last Friday as the latter called and said he will not play in the Memorial--hosted by Nicklaus--this week;

Nicklaus said at a news conference Tuesday: "He said,` I tried up until today to see if I'm going to be able to come and play, but I can't.' He said,` I'm still hobbling,' and he said, `I don't know whether I'm going to make the U.S. Open or not.'

I suspect he'll make the U.S. Open, but I don't know whether he will. I don't know the extent of his injuries," Nicklaus said. "I told Tiger when I was on the phone with him, which is the same thing I've said to him a thousand times, Tiger, nobody ever wants records to be broken. That's obvious. I mean, I don't care who it is. But I certainly don't want you not to be healthy and not have the opportunity to play to break records. I want you to get yourself healthy, do what you have to do to go play, get your golf game back in shape, and I wish you well, wish you good luck, which I would say that to any athlete and anybody, because I think that's the way it should be.

Tags: Tiger Woods , Jack Nicklaus , U.S. Open , majors , Memorial

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