Tiger Woods skipping Arnold Palmer Invitational, won't rule out Masters

Tiger Woods won't be at Bay Hill next week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

He still isn't ruling out the Masters.

Woods said on his website Friday that he will not play at the tournament he has won eight times. Woods hasn't played since he withdrew after 11 holes at the Farmers Insurance Open with tightness in his lower back, and a short game that was in even worse shape.

He said last month he would not return to golf until his game was tournament ready.

Woods says he is making strides and hopes to be ready for the Masters.