• Tiger Woods will miss the Arnold Palmer Invitational
  • Woods has kept himself busy working on other things than playing golf
  • Woods is deeply involved in developing his business ventures

Tiger Woods is officially out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational but has kept himself working on different things.

It has been sad news for die-hard “Tiger” fans as the golf icon will not be playing next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. But despite missing out on the competition, Woods is reportedly still working hard. However, he is not prepping for another competition. Instead, Woods has been working on the development of a business venture.

The 15-time major champion has been putting the finishing touches on a new Popstroke course, the first putting course for his TGR Design business. It’s a relatively new business venture for Woods, who announced last October that the two companies would be collaborating, Golf Week reported.

Some may not be aware of it but Popstroke is a golf entertainment venture that combines a putting course with food and cocktails.

The original location of the said project is in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, and the second will be built in Fort Myers. One of Woods’ trusted friends, Bryon Bell of TGR Design, who has spearheaded the designing of the course, said that this is the first time Woods’ company has been involved in designing and is expected to open in September.

“This is our first venture into this type of golf course,” Bell told the Naples Daily News .

“Tiger started this business to help grow the game and bring people together, and I think this is a perfect fit for us,” he added.

Popstroke’s official Instagram account posted a photo of Woods working on some “finishing touches” and wrote: “We can’t wait to see the final product in Fort Myers! ”

During the announcement of the Popstroke deal last fall, Woods revealed that “some of his happiest memories were spending time with his pops (Earl) on the golf course having putting contests.” The 44-year-old legend is now “looking forward to others enjoying time with their kids at PopStroke” and said that “this is a new way for individuals to experience the game of golf.”

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Tiger Woods says 'bad mistakes' were costly in a disappointing second-round 73 at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / CHRIS TROTMAN

Another thing that has kept Woods busy is the Masters Champions Dinner. The five-time Masters champion explained during a conference call with reporters that he plans to serve a familiar menu at the game’s most exclusive dinner party, Golf Channel reported.

“Fajitas and sushi was a part of my entire childhood, and I'm going back to what I had in 2006. So, we'll have steak and chicken fajitas, and we'll have sushi and sashimi out on the deck, and I hope the guys will enjoy it,” Woods revealed.