Those who were hoping to see Tiger Woods again soon will be utterly disappointed, but it wasn't like we didn't see this coming. Woods announced via Twitter that he'd be out at the AT&T National next week, his own tournament, and it brings up the ongoing question of "When will we see Mr. Woods on the course again?"
I think it'll be the British Open, but at this point, that could be just hopeful thinking. I figured if he was going to skip the U.S. Open, he was doing it to be primed and ready for the next major, but with this announcement, even if it isn't shocking at all, just means more time Tiger is away, and more rust that is settling on those golf clubs of his.
Our good pal Ryan Ballengee set the over/under on tournaments Tiger will play for the rest of the year at three, and I think that's a pretty good number. If he skips the British, and then decides to play the PGA Championship, I'm sure he will try to toss in a few more end-of-season events, but at this point, we have no idea about his condition. As one of my Twitter followers suggested, maybe Tiger should just take the rest of the year off and start fresh in 2012. The only problem with that is, Tiger isn't getting any younger, and every major he misses is another shot at creeping towards 18.