Woods skipping API with neck strain

Woods skipping API with neck strain

Woods skipping API with neck strain

The legendary golfer announced on Monday that he would have to pull out of the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational, taking place March 7 to 10, due to a strain in his neck.

Woods had the chance to set a PGA record for most career wins at a tournament, racking up eight previous wins at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge throughout his career.

Woods says he's had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn't improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play. Tiger reiterated that he hoped he would be ready for the Players.

"I'd like to send my regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans", Woods said. "It's connection to Arnold makes it one of my favourite tournaments and I'm disappointed to miss it". Three weeks ago, at the Genesis Open at Riviera - a tournament he hosts - Woods finished tied for 15th. Woods is a two-time victor of the tournament, with his last title coming in 2013.

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Click on the video at the top of the page to take a trip through the tournament archives and remember some iconic Players Championship moments! Cold temperatures and weather delays at the Genesis Open in California made for a long week, with Woods and many others forced to play almost 54 holes on the weekend.

Woods won his 80th PGA title, and his first for five years, when sealing the season-ending Tour Championship in September 2018.

Woods, 43, has had a long history of injuries, most recently coming back from a spinal fusion in his lower back. And given the 14-time major champions" plethora of back ailments, fans could be forgiven for thinking that "this is it' all over again.

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