Bubba Watson withdraws after shooting 83 at Bay Hill

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Bubba Watson struggled at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday, mightily. (USATSI)
Bubba Watson struggled at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday, mightily. (USATSI)

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Bubba Watson withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after shooting a hideous 83 in the first round.

His 11-over score included a 11 at the par-5 sixth hole and a triple bogey at No. 18.

Here's a look at the card:

You can't really blame him for withdrawing, either, as he was 21 (21!) shots back of leader Adam Scott after 18 holes.

His 11 was a work of art, too. He hit his first three drives in the water:

That's right, Watson was laying eight on his first drive that landed in play.

Not good times for the 2012 Masters champ.

He apparently withdrew because of allergies:

This isn't the first time Watson has struggled with allergies (h/t Adam Sarson). He talked about it last year a little bit.

"I don't play Tampa anymore because of allergies. Every day of my life I take allergy pills, nose spray and eye drops. With the stuff flying around, it's just allergy stuff. When I get hot, trying to cool my neck so that my body is not producing a bunch of junk."

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