Tiger Woods Explains Why He's Withdrawing From Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.

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Tiger Woods is coming off a 10th-place finish at the WGC-Mexico Championship, and there was plenty of optimism from the TIGER BACK crowd heading into this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

In a post on Twitter, he said: "Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I've had for a few weeks, I'm forced to withdraw from the API".

"I'd like to send my regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans", wrote Woods. "It's connection to Arnold makes it one of my favourite tournaments and I'm disappointed to miss it".

Woods proved he still has it previous year at Bay Hill - as a player and a drawing card.

Woods says that due to a neck strain that he's been dealing with for a few weeks, he won't be able to participate this weekend. Joining him will be two of the highest-ranked players in the field: Koepka, who finished T-2 last week at Honda, and DeChambeau, who has thrived this year outside of his most recent start in Mexico.

"And there were some days where you'd help me and I couldn't stand up", he continued. Woods tied for 11th at The Players in 2018. Woods, who uses the Palmer tournament as a Masters tuneup, took pains to remind readers that his back, on which he has had four surgeries (including spinal fusion surgery two years ago next month), is fine. Woods finished tied for second at the Valspar previous year, and it seems as if he would come back if he could. 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.



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