Tiger Woods is again out of action because of a back injury that forced him to give the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament a miss – he expected to make it to the golf tournament, but that will not happen. CNN reports that the back spasm is a matter of worry for him. It is recurring in nature and, in spite of a number of surgeries, has been dogging him for the past three years.

One of the major tournaments he missed out was the Dubai Desert Classic last month, and he has not played golf after that. He is confident of making a comeback but has not specified when that would happen – as he says his treatments are progressing and he cannot predict any timetable for his return.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational

Arnold Palmer was a Golfing icon and seven-time major winner and died the age of 87 in September last year just before the Ryder Cup. The Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament is being held to honor him. Tiger Woods was one of his close friends and was keen to play at Bay Hill in Florida, but his physical fitness is a stumbling block.

Arnold Palmer Invitational is scheduled to start on March 16 and, the Masters will begin 20 days later.

How does Tiger Woods see his future?

Tiger Woods returned to golf in December after a 15-month absence and, his physical fitness continues to disrupt his game. Before the Dubai event, he harbored fears that he would never hold the golf club again but, he is a determined player, and his fans want to see him back in action as early as possible.

Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Florida eight times, but he missed the cut in his 2017 opener Torrey Pines and also had to call it a day after a first-round 77 in Dubai. Not only his games suffered but he had to also pull out of a scheduled news conference at the Genesis Open at Riviera, and it was in aid of his foundation.

His fans want to see him play in the Masters which he had won 20-years ago as a 21-year-old - it was his first Master. Let us hope he can survive the scare and return to form.