Tiger withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational due to neck strain

Tiger withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational due to neck strain

"Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I've had for a few weeks, I'm forced to withdraw from the API", Woods wrote.

The 14-time major champion says his previously troublesome lower back is unaffected and he has no long-term concerns. The world's top players then head directly to the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass which makes the move from May to March this season.

In a tweet, Woods announced the strain is improving but won't be fully healed in time for the event at the Bay Hill Golf Course, which has a purse of $9.1 million.


Woods added that he would send his regrets for missing one of his favorite tournaments, at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, to Palmer's family.

"We know Tiger would be here if he could and we look forward to having him return in the future", Arnold Palmer Invitational Tournament Director Marci Doyle said. Woods has only four events to play before the Masters - The Players, the Valspar Championship, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and the Valero Texas Open.

Woods returned to form last year following long-term back problems, and recorded his first win in five years at the Tour Championship in September.


McIlroy closed in brilliant fashion past year, burying a lengthy birdie putt to finish off a final-round 64 and earned what turned out to be his lone tournament win of 2018. Any injury to the 80-time PGA Tour victor is sure to cause concern as his return has been a major boost to television ratings and media interest.

Phil Mickelson, defending champion McIlroy, reigning U.S. Open and PGA Championship victor Brooks Koepka and world No. 1 Justin Rose are among 12 of the top 20 golfers in the world rankings expected in the 120-player field.


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