Quick look at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

Quick look at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

Quick look at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

At least it's not his back.

Since returning to competition in December 2017 following a spinal fusion surgery in April of that year, Woods, 43, has not missed any tournament golf he was scheduled to play.

ORLANDO, Fla. - Back issues forced Jason Day to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday after just six holes of the opening round.

Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. Woods said he has been dealing with the strain for a few weeks.

"I'd like to send my regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans".

Meanwhile, Marc Leishman, the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational victor, believes Woods would have certainly played this weekend if he was able.

Woods didn't specify what caused his neck pain, but he skipped the Honda Classic last week and during the British Open previous year, he wore KT Tape on his neck after he woke up with stiffness.

Day will now look ahead to next week's Players Championship, which he also won in 2016 during his torrid stretch of seven wins in 11 months.

Cape Town - World No 6 Rory McIlroy highly doubts Tiger Woods' recent injury will push him into retirement.

"I saw him in Mexico getting treatment before and after he played; he did have some tape on his upper back". Typically, he does not play the week before the Masters, which means that the first three are the most likely options and one of those would probably be out because he doesn't typically play three tournaments in succession.

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