Woods always has played at least three times between the Masters and U.S. Open. But he said Monday he's trying to stick to a lighter schedule after having knee surgery in December.
'I'm taking more time off and just making sure everything is all right for the future,' Woods said. 'I don't want to create any further damage.'
Woods missed five tournaments after surgery to remove fluid and benign cysts. He hasn't played since tying for 15th at the Masters, a four-week break.
He'll be at this weekend's Deutsche Bank-SAP Open where he is the defending champion, then return for the Memorial.
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