PGA Tour: Tiger Woods to skip Arnold Palmer Invitational


Tiger Woods is still waiting until his game is tournament ready as the golf legend will skip the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week. 

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Tiger Woods announced Friday on his website that he will not play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill next week as he continues his leave of absence from the game.

The statement read:

"“I spoke to Arnold today and told him that I will not play in his tournament this year. I’m sorry I won’t be in Orlando next week, but I know it will be a really successful event.I’ve put in a lot of time and work on my game and I’m making strides, but like I’ve said, I won’t return to the PGA TOUR until my game is tournament ready and I can compete at the highest level.I hope to be ready for the Masters, and I will continue to work hard preparing for Augusta.I want to thank everyone again for their support.”"

Tiger is reportedly adjusting to a new swing with swing coach Chris Como, and says he won’t return to the PGA Tour until his game is “tournament ready” so that he can get back to winning form.

Tiger Woods returned to the tour this season at the Phoenix Open in January, where he missed the cut. Then, Tiger played the next week at the Farmers Insurance Open where he had to withdraw due to back problems.

The PGA community will undoubtedly be shocked to hear that Tiger is missing the Arnold Palmer Invitational, it’s a tournament that he’s won eight times, and he won the tournament in 2013 when he won five on the year.

Hopefully Tiger can get back to winning form and make a big splash at arguably the best tournament of the year, The Masters at Augusta, National in less than a month.


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