It's the first time Woods won't be teeing off in the national championship since the 1994 US Open, when he had just graduated from high school.
Woods announced his decision on both his website and Twitter account: "Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain."
Tiger was injured during the third round of the Masters in April. He rested his leg and tried to play in the Players Championship last month, near Jacksonville, but could only manage nine holes in the first round before withdrawing from that event.