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Tiger Woods to Miss AT&T National with Elbow Strain

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - No Tiger Woods this year at the AT&T National.

The golfer announced on his website Wednesday he’ll miss his own annual event, to be held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda from Thursday June 27 to Sunday June 30.

“I was examined after I returned home from the U.S. Open, and the doctors determined I have a left elbow strain,” Woods said.

“I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment. I’ll be ready to go for the British Open, and I’m looking forward to playing at Muirfield. I would like to extend my regrets to AT&T, our sponsors and the fans in the Washington, D.C., area,” Woods said. “The AT&T National means a lot to me and my foundation. It’s especially difficult not defending at my own tournament. It’s going to be a great event, and I look forward to being there to provide my support.”

This likely won’t go over well with ticket holders.

Woods edged out Bo Van Pelt on the final day to win the tournament in 2012. Fans were barred from attending the third day of the event last year, after strong winds from the Derecho storm downed trees throughout the course, making the extra foot traffic a hazard to everyone involved.

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