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Tiger Woods "not 100%" for British Open

World No1 Tiger Woods has said that he will not be at full fitness for the British Open to be hosted in Muirfield next month, still suffering from a left elbow injury which he aggravated at the U.S. Open.

Woods said that although still struggling with the elbow strain for the last six weeks, it would be "good enough" for the year's third major championship.

The 14-time major winner has skipped out on defending his title at AT&T National on the advice of his doctors and will take an extended break until attention turns to Britain's major.

"I pushed it pretty good at the (U.S.) Open," Woods said. "Made it worse by hitting the ball out of the rough and eventually got to a point where I wasn't able to play here.

"I listened to my docs and I'm not touching a club. We're treating it, and eventually I'll start the strengthening process of it, then start hitting balls to get up to speed for the British."

When asked whether he would be fully healed in time for the opening round at Muirfield on July 18th, Woods did not give a confirmation but instead insisted he would be able to compete.

The problem first arose during the 37-year-old's victory at the Players Championship last month.

"It didn't feel good then early in the week, but I pushed through it," he recalled. "It progressively just got worse. Got to a point where I was starting to struggle a little bit."

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