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Watson goes to Bay Hill to explain why he's not playing

Bubba Watson was dressed to play golf Tuesday at Bay Hill. Except he's not playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Watson decided to pull out late last week after feeling a little tightness in his lower left back. The two-time Masters champion felt he needed another week of rest, and needed to the tell Palmer in person.

Watson said he drove over to Bay Hill on Friday with his 4-year-old son, Caleb, to explain to Palmer why he wouldn't be playing. Watson has a membership at Bay Hill.