Tiger out of Arnold Palmer with neck strain

Tiger Woods celebrates his Tour Championship win

Woods won the season-ending Tour Championship in 2018 to record his first victory in five years

The 43-year-old, eight-times victor of the tournament at Bay Hill in Orlando, announced on Twitter that he had been struggling with the problem for some time. Over the years, the 43-year-old golfer has had four procedures on his left knee and a number of other, lesser injuries. "I've been receiving treatment, but it hasn't improved enough to play".

Tiger added that he's hoping to be ready for The Players Championship beginning on March 14. The 14-time major victor finished tied for 10th at the 2019 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship on February 24 in Mexico City.

Six of the world's top 10 feature at Bay Hill, where Rose is the highest-ranked player in action and McIlroy returns to defend his title.

Without marking his ball, Woods stroked his third putt, which also lipped out, and he walked off with a double-bogey.

It is shocking that he's missing Arnold Palmer's tournament at Bay Hill (of all places), but I don't necessarily think there are any alarms to sound. Woods tied for 11th at The Players in 2018.

Woods declined to speak to the media afterwards, something he has done only a handful of times over his career.

A few weeks ago, Martin Trainer couldn't have imagined he would be vying for an award with Arnold Palmer's name on it.

Woods (69) tied for 10th, 13 shots behind Johnson.

And on Monday, Trainer, like everyone else, got an e-mail with the news that the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year award was being renamed the Arnold Palmer Award.

But injuries and age continue to take a toll on the former No. 1.

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