Tiger Woods plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the WGC - Mexico Championship golf tournament at Club de Golf Chapultepec.

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Woods Pulls Out Of Bay Hill With Neck Strain

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.

March 04, 2019 - 5:47 pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.

Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter . He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. 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.

This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.

Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.

He says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.

Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City.

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