Woods had to withdraw from the tournament unfortunately due to a neck strain which he has classified as not too serious, but something he wanted to avoid stressing at the start of the season.
The 14-time major victor finished tied for 10th at the 2019 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship on February 24 in Mexico City.
Woods, who last won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2013, made a run at Bay Hill a year ago but finished five shots behind victor Rory McIlroy in a share of fifth place after his late charge fizzled with a pair of bogeys at the 16th and 17th holes. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. He finished tied for 10th at 8-under par.
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Dele Alli is back in training but is not thought to have travelled with the squad as Spurs hold a 3-0 lead from the first leg. He looks back to his best after suffering an injury in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.
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Woods' eight victories at the PGA Tour event at Bay Hille is a record, shared with Sam Snead, for most wins at a single event.
Woods added that he would send his regrets for missing one of his favorite tournaments, at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, to Palmer's family. Until then, Woods had not won a tournament since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013. He said his chance to play PGA Tour events over the next two years will help him prepare to be captain.