Scratch Ernie Els from the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, where Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will return to action this week.
Els won the Honda Classic to start the Florida Swing, snapping an 0-for-47 winless streak on the PGA Tour.
“It was a difficult decision because I enjoy playing here,” Ernie wrote in his weekly diary. “But I have to be honest with myself and the fact is, I felt mentally pretty tired in Tampa.
“I want to stay fresh for the Masters, so I think a week off now is the right thing to do. I’ll stay out here in the U.S. and work on my game.”
This week’s question: Will Tiger continue his win streak?
−The Armchair Golfer