Tiger Woods announced on Twitter on Monday is skipping this weekend's Arnold Palmer Invitational because of a neck strain.

"Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I’ve had for a few weeks, I'm forced to withdraw from the API," he tweeted. "I've been receiving treatment, but it hasn't improved enough to play. My lower back is fine, and I have no long-term concerns, and I hope to be ready for The Players (Championship)."

Woods also skipped this past weekend's Honda Classic, working through a busy Florida schedule going into the Masters which starts on April 11. The Players Championship at Jacksonville's TPC Sawgrass starts on March 14.

Woods has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational eight times, with his last victory in 2013.