(Championspk)Bubba Watson has withdrawn from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational following the death of a childhood friend.
Watson’s manager Jens Beck confirmed the world No. 2 told tournament officials Wednesday. Watson’s friend passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday and the two-time Masters winner has chosen to attend funeral services.
Watson will be replaced in the field by Kevin Kisner, who will play alongside Adam Scott and Brooks Koepka for the first two days of the event.