Mar 12th, 2017
Tiger withdraws from the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Now a serious doubt for The Masters
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Tiger Woods is a serious doubt for The Masters after pulling out of next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, saying he has "no timetable" for his return.
It is therefore looking increasingly doubtful that Tiger will make it to The Masters, which kicks off on April 6th.
Woods has not played since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic on 3rd February.
According to Tiger: "I'm especially disappointed because I wanted to help honour Arnold.”
"This is one event I didn't want to skip. Arnold has meant so much to me and my family; I thought of him as a close friend. He will be greatly missed and can never truly be replaced."
Palmer, who won seven majors, died last September at the age of 87.
Woods last played in the event at Bay Hill in Orlando in 2013, and it’s an event he has won a record eight times. No other player has won it more than twice.