Woods, who returned to competition last season after a lengthy recovery from spinal fusion surgery, said he had been dealing with the strain for a few weeks and that he hoped to play in The Players Championship next week. Tiger reiterated that he hoped he would be ready for the Players.
He continued in a follow-up tweet: "I'd like to send my regrets to the Palmer family and the Orlando fans".
His three-putt at the next, where he missed a five-footer, was not quite as dramatic but hardly less disappointing for one of the greatest talents to have played the game.
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Woods last month finished tied for 10th at his previous tournament, the WGC-Mexico Championship.
The week's Arnold Palmer Invitational was set to be Woods' 19th appearance at the event, which also celebrates its 40th anniversary. Then comes the WCG Match Play tournament.
Woods has played well tee-to-green this year but has been held back by some of the worst putting of his career.
This withdrawal is unexpected and the first injury blip we've seen from Woods since he returned to regularly playing the PGA Tour at the beginning of 2018. Three weeks ago, at the Genesis Open at Riviera - a tournament he hosts - Woods finished tied for 15th. He did make sure to note that his injury is not considered long-term. And given the 14-time major champions" plethora of back ailments, fans could be forgiven for thinking that "this is it' all over again.