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Tiger Woods skipped the physical grind of playing last month’s U.S. Open because he did not want to risk his chances of playing in next week’s British Open at St. Andrews.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at the JP McManus Pro-Am at Ireland’s Adare Manor Golf Club, Woods said that problems with his surgically repaired right leg kept him out of the June 16-19 major in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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