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Golf: Woods pulls out of Arnold Palmer event

Published on Mar 19, 2014 6:00 AM
 
Tiger Woods had hoped to play in the US$6.2 million (S$7.8 million) tournament but said continued back spasms forced him to withdraw on Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

ORLANDO (AFP) - Tiger Woods says he will miss this week's PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament because of recurring back problems.

Woods had hoped to play in the US$6.2 million (S$7.8 million) tournament but said continued back spasms forced him to withdraw on Tuesday.

"I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won't be able to play in his tournament this year," Woods said on his website.

"I would like to express my regrets to the Orlando fans, the volunteers, the tournament staff and the sponsors for having to miss the event.

 
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