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Tiger Woods Withdraws From U.S. Open At Congressional

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Tiger Woods in 2007.
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Tiger Woods in 2007.

Woods has a history with Congressional Country Club. It hosted his tournament, the AT&T National, for the first three years of its existence. He won it in 2009.

Woods didn't play as well the last time Congressional hosted the U.S. Open, however. At the tournament at Congressional in 1997, Woods tied for 19th. That was just a few months after his first major tournament victory at the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

Woods' spot at the U.S. Open will be taken by 23-year-old Michael Whitehead. The amateur from Sugar Land, Texas qualified to be an alternate for the tournament on Monday.

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