Woods won the season-ending Touring Championship in 2018 to register his first victory in five years
Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week in Bay Hill after suffering from a neck strain
14- time great champion says his rather difficult lower back is not affected and he has no worries in the long run.
"I received treatment but it has not been improved enough to play," said the 43-year-old old American.
He hopes to play in the Players Championship next week in Sawgrass.
Woods won his 80th PGA title and his first five years, when he finished the graduation championship in September 2018.
He is currently in 12th place in the world and is recovering after the spinal fusion recovered from number 1.199 – the last of several operations.