Woods, who returned to competition last season after a lengthy recovery from spinal fusion surgery, said he had been dealing with the strain for a few weeks and that he hoped to play in The Players Championship next week. My lower back is fine, and I have not long-time concerns, and I hope to be ready for The Players.
Woods added that he would send his regrets for missing one of his favorite tournaments, at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, to Palmer's family.
Woods did not say how he suffered the neck strain but there was nothing about his play at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where he tied for 10th eight days ago, to suggest he was not healthy.
Tiger Woods set golf's alarm bells ringing on Monday night by pulling out of this week's PGA Tour event with a neck injury.
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And he acknowledges Fulham's likely relegation will provoke questions. "I think we played very well for 60 minutes", Sarri said. A couple of goals under his belt could be the ideal springboard for Higuain to kick on from now until the rest of the season.
Mitchell finished nine under - one shot ahead of Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler - at PGA National in Florida.
There are a lot of questions here - most best saved for another day - but it is worth questioning why Woods played at Riviera and Mexico if he had the strain. Woods is a two-time victor of the tournament, with his last title coming in 2013. Then comes the WCG Match Play tournament.
The PGA Tour's Rookie of the Year honour has been renamed after the late Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose vast popularity drew a legion of fans to the game. He did make sure to note that his injury is not considered long-term. Cold temperatures and weather delays at the Genesis Open in California made for a long week, with Woods and many others forced to play almost 54 holes on the weekend.
Woods has won 14 majors in his illustrious career, but his last came back in 2008.