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Singh withdraws from AT&T with bad back

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Vijay Singh has pulled out of the AT&T National with a back injury.

Singh, a former world No. 1 whose last victory came in 2008 when he won two playoff events to capture the FedEx Cup, had opened with rounds of 68-70 at Aronimink. He was only five shots behind 36-hole leader K.J. Choi.

The severity of the injury was not disclosed Saturday.

The 48-year-old Fijian is not yet eligible for the British Open, and a good weekend at the AT&T National might have been enough for him to at least be one of the top alternates for Royal St. George’s.

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