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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tiger Woods withdraws due to neck strain

first_imgWoods, 43, has finished three tournaments this season, placing T-20th in the Farmers Insurance Open and T-15th in the Genesis Open. His best finish came at the no-cut World Golf Championship Mexico Championship, where he finished T-10th in a star-studded field. Arnold Palmer Invitational: Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka added to stacked field “I’d like to send my regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans. Its connection to Arnold makes it one of my favorite tournaments and I’m disappointed to miss it.”1) Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I’ve had for a few weeks, I’m forced to withdraw from the API. 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.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 4, 20192) I’d like to send my regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans. Its connection to Arnold makes it one of my favorite tournaments and I’m disappointed to miss it.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 4, 2019Woods intentionally skipped the Honda Classic last week to rest and prepare for the Palmer and eventually The Players Championship beginning March 14. Related News In last year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, Woods finished T-5th and used that momentum to place in a tie 32nd at the Masters.The annual event at The Bay Hill Club and Lodge will feature defending champion Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Bryson DeChambeau​ with Phil Mickelson, three-time major winner Brooks Koepka and 2016 winner Jason Day in the field.center_img Tiger Woods, who recently said he was adding the Arnold Palmer Invitational to his schedule, has withdrawn from the famed tournament, citing an ongoing injury.”Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I’ve had for a few weeks, I’m forced to withdraw from the API,” Woods shared in a tweet Monday. “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 (Championship next week). USGA isn’t happy with Justin Thomas’ rant after latest penaltylast_img read more