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.
"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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