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Bubba Watson withdraws from Farmers Insurance Open

Bubba Watson withdraws from Farmers Insurance Open
Bubba Watson hits a tee shot during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Jan. 8 in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)

LA JOLLA -- Torrey Pines lost a heavy hitter Thursday morning when Masters champion Bubba Watson, citing illness, announced he was withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open.

Watson pulled out before his 9:30 a.m. tee-time grouping with Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker.

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"Pulling out of tourney this morning, don't have energy for golf," Watson tweeted. "Feel the same as Maui."

Watson recently had suffered a stomach illness at the Tournament of Champions event in Kapalua. He finished tied for fourth

Watson was replaced in Torrey Pines field by Billy Mayfair.

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