Tiger Woods announced today that he will be unable to play in the AT&T National due to a strain of his left elbow.
"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. 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."
Woods suffered some minor discomfort prior to Merion, but aggravated the area last week.
The AT&T National will be contested June 27-30 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.