Bubba Watson withdraws after shooting 83 at Bay Hill

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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