Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational

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He made it sound like a minor thing that will pass, but he nonetheless sent a shiver through the golf community with his decision to skip this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, a tournament he has won eight times.

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational due to a neck strain he's suffered through for "a few weeks", he announced on Twitter. His hope is to be back for The Players Championship the following week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Woods added that his lower back is fine, and he's not concerned about the injury long term. "I've been receiving treatment, but it hasn't improved enough to play".

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The 43-year-old's last appearance was at the WGC-Mexico Championship Feb. 21-24.

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. He has a chance to get it back this week and will start off alongside Snedeker, who remains in search of his first top-10 finish of the year, and Stenson, who has struggled in 2019 but has finished T-8 or better at Bay Hill five of the last six years. A week later, he played in the WGC Mexico Championship and finished tied for 10th. "Its connection to Arnold makes it one of my favorite tournaments and I'm disappointed to miss it", Woods said in a follow-up tweet.

Woods had played 22,640 holes on the PGA Tour when he approached the 15th, where everything looked in order as he coaxed a birdie putt up to inside four feet. 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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