Plagued with illness, Kim WDs from NTO

Anthony Kim
Anthony Kim ( Associated Press )

Saturday, February 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Anthony Kim has withdrawn from the Northern Trust Open because of an illness.

Kim was at 1-over 213 and made the cut by two shots at Riviera. He was nine shots behind Fred Couples, with whom Kim played the first two rounds.

Couples’ other playing partner the first two rounds, Bubby Watson, had to withdraw Thursday because of a muscle strain in his stomach.

Kim is ranked No. 33 in the world and is expected to be at the Match Play Championship next week.