It will be the second time in the last 4 years that Woods has missed two majors in one season. He did not play the British Open and PGA Championship in 2008 while recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left knee. These injuries are not as easy to describe.
Woods said in May that he suffered "minor injuries" to knee ligaments and his Achilles' while hitting from an awkward stance in the pine straw on the 17th hole in the third round at the Masters. Afterward, he skipped the Wells Fargo Championship and withdrew after nine holes from The Players Championship a week later.
Woods said last week it was a mistake to go to The Players, and that had he waited, he would be playing golf right now.
"In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have competed at The Players, but it's a big event, and I wanted to be there to support the tour," he said. "I've got to learn from what I did there and do it right this time and not come back until I'm ready."
Woods didn't say whether he expected to play in the final major, the PGA Championship, which starts Aug. 11 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. As he mentioned last week at Aronimink, he doesn't have any idea when he will compete next. He said he has not hit golf balls since May 12 at the TPC Sawgrass.
* Three-time Masters champion Gary Player will join Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as an honorary starter of the event, beginning in 2012, it was announced by the Augusta National Golf Club.