Watson out of NTO with stomach muscle pain

Bubba Watson during the Farmers Insurance Open.
Bubba Watson during the Farmers Insurance Open. ( Associated Press )

Thursday, February 17, 2011

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Bubba Watson has withdrawn from the Northern Trust Open with a strained stomach muscle.

Watson says he went to the hospital twice this week to check out the injury and make sure it wasn’t too serious. He says he struggled Thursday in the opening round at Riviera Country Club because he was more worried about his oblique muscle instead of his golf.

Watson opened with a 75.

The winner at Torrey Pines, Watson says he wants to rest to be ready to go next week in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona. He says a CT scan and ultrasound revealed nothing serious.

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