Tiger Woods' Achilles injury might not even be serious enough to keep him out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship with an Achilles injury, which sparked fears he might not be fit in time for the Masters, but it seems the injury isn’t as bad as originally thought.

In fact he is still hopeful of taking part the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week.

Woods withdrew from the World Golf Championships event at Doral after hitting his tee shot on the 12th hole, complaining of a tightness in his left Achilles tendon, the same one he hurt at last year's Masters tournament.

After being examined Woods talked about his injury on Twitter.

"Got good news from doc tonight. Only mild strain of left Achilles," Woods said. "Can resume hitting balls late in week and hopeful for next week."

Woods traditionally plays the Arnold Palmer Invitational as his final warm-up for the Masters.

The amount of pain he looked to be in had the golf world wondering if he would be able to recover in time for the year’s first Major, and the realisation that the injury isn’t very severe has the Mole wondering if Tiger Woods just couldn’t deal with playing a poor round.

The former World No 1 has not won an official event on any tour since the Australian Masters in 2009, just before his personal life became public knowledge.