Matt Kuchar withdrew from the PGA Championship Thursday morning due to a sore back. Kuchar’s decision came before he teed off, and John Huh took his place.
Beloved 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson has decided to skip next week’s Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s marquee event, saying he wants to spend more time with his family after his whirlwind post-victory, week-long media tour (that he did mostly by choice). Two weeks before the Masters, Bubba and his wife Angie adopted their two-month-old son Caleb.
Watson made his disappointing announcement via his Twitter account in a series of tweets:
Bubba Watson, who shot five-over 76 in the first round at Riviera, pulled out of the Northern Trust Open because of a strained stomach muscle. Watson says he went to the hospital twice this week to check it out and make sure it wasn’t something more serious. When he still felt pain, Watson returned to the doctor for an ultrasound and a CAT scan.