Woods cites persistent back pain as reason for withdrawing from Arnold Palmer Invitational
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods has won the Bay Hill Invitational/Arnold Palmer Invitational eight times. He'll have to wait until next year to try to reach victory No. 9 after withdrawing Tuesday from the event he has dominated since his first win at Bay Hill in 2000.
Woods, the No. 1 rated player in the Official World Golf Rankings, said he couldn't play because of persistent back pain.
"I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won't be able to play in his tournament this year," Woods wrote on his website. "I would like to express my regrets to the Orlando... read more