“Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I’ve had for a few weeks, I’m forced to withdraw from the API,” Woods, 43, tweeted of his attendance at the four-day Arnold Palmer Invitational, which begins March 7.
“I’ve been receiving treatment, but it hasn’t improved enough to play,” he continued, adding, “My lower back is fine, and I have no long-term concerns, and I hope to be ready for The Players.”
Woods has struggled with major back problems in the past and has undergone multiple surgeries to try to correct issues that led to pain.
“For the better part of four to six months, I had to be helped out of bed every day,” he recalled in 2018, nearly one year after his fourth back operation.
“And there were some days where you’d help me and I couldn’t stand up,” he noted. “I’d have to either just fall to the floor or just stay in bed.”
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