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Withdrew: Tiger Woods, from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, citing a “neck strain” in a Twitter post Monday afternoon. Woods, 43, has won eight times at Bay Hill, the late Arnold Palmer’s home club in Orlando, Fla. Woods added that his lower back, which underwent fusion surgery in 2017, is “fine” and that he has “no long-term concerns.” Woods has posted three top-20 finishes in as many starts this season, with a best of T-10 two weeks ago at the WGC Mexico Championship. His next scheduled event will be the Players Championship next week.

Announced: By the PGA Tour, that the annual rookie of the year will receive the Arnold Palmer Award, in honor of the late Palmer, who died in 2016 at age 87. The tribute was announced Monday at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla., site of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Eleven former ROYs are scheduled to compete in the API, which begins Thursday at Bay Hill Club & Lodge: Daniel Berger (2015), Keegan Bradley (2011), Ernie Els (1994), Rickie Fowler (2010), Robert Gamez (1990), Chesson Hadley (2014), Charles Howell III (2001), Marc Leishman (2009), Vijay Singh (1993), Brandt Snedeker (2007) and Aaron Wise (2018). In years past, the Arnold Palmer Award had been given to the Tour’s season money leader.

Moved: The dates for the PGA Tour’s annual stop at Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, from its traditional July 4 setting into the fall schedule. The tournament, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, will be played Sept. 12-15 at Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs.