According to a report in West Virginia's Register-Herald, Greenbrier Classic chairman Jim Justice ended any speculation Woods would return to the Old White TPC Course for the first time in two years.
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, called Justice Friday to tell him the No. 4 player in the world won't be teeing it up, according to the report.
“Tiger loved The Greenbrier and had a great time, but the doctors are telling him he has to rest after playing an event if he’s going to try to make the British Open," Justice told the Register-Herald. "And he has to play in his tournament.”
With Woods out of the Greenbrier Classic, next week's start at Congressional will be Woods' only competitive golf before he presumably heads to the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in search of his 15th major championship.
Woods won the claret jug when Liverpool last hosted the Open in 2006.