Tiger Woods will skip the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second consecutive year, his agent has confirmed.
Woods, who pulled out shortly shortly before the 2019 tournament with a neck strain, is dealing with a stiff back and will not travel to Bay Hill next week.
The 15-time major champion finished last among those to make the cut at the Genesis Invitational earlier in February and subsequently missed the WGC-Mexico Championship.
"He is not going to play [at Bay Hill]," Woods' agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN. "Back [is] still stiff and [he is] just not quite ready."
Woods has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on four occasions, but his focus should now turn to the Players Championship on March 12.