Tiger Woods Pulls Out Of Arnold Palmer Invitational

Woods cites a neck strain that he has had for a few weeks

Tiger Woods Pulls Out Of Arnold Palmer Invitational when is tiger woods next playing

Woods cites a neck strain that he has had for a few weeks

Tiger Woods Pulls Out Of Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational with a neck strain.

The 14-time Major winner announced his withdrawal due to the neck strain that he says he has had for a few weeks.

Woods said that he has been receiving treatment for it but it hasn't improved enough for him to tee it up.

He stressed that his lower back is fine, after having fusion surgery on it in 2017, and that he has no long-term concerns.

The 43-year-old is hoping to be back for next week's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

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

"I’ve been receiving treatment, but it hasn't improved enough to play.

"My lower back is fine, and I have no long-term concerns, and I hope to be ready for The Players."

Woods also sent his regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans, expressing his disappointment in missing one of his favourite tournaments.

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Woods has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill eight times, most recently in 2013.

He will hopefully return next week at TPC Sawgrass, where he had plenty of success last year in his T11th finish.

Woods has won the Players Championship twice, in 2001 and 2013.

The 80-time PGA Tour winner has played three times in 2019, finishing T20th at the Farmers Insurance Open, T15th at the Genesis Open and T10th most recently at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

He has seen his world ranking rise to 12th.

Rory McIlroy defends the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week at Bay Hill, where he won his 14th PGA Tour title last year.

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x