ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.
This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.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.