Bubba Watson pulls out of Players Championship

Masters champion Bubba Watson announced on Twitter Thursday that he withdrew from next week's Players Championship.

"I've decided to pull out of the Players. I need to spend more time with Caleb and Angie, plan to take at least a month off," Watson tweeted. "The Players is one of the best weeks of the year but bonding with my son and wife is what it is all about right now."

Watson also pulled out of this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Watson and his wife Angie adopted a son named Caleb just a few weeks before his playoff victory over Louis Oosthuizen at Augusta National. Watson spoke that week of how he wanted to be home with his family, but his wife convinced him to go down to Augusta and prepare.

Three weeks after his first major win, Watson defended his title at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Watson tied for 18th on Sunday, but now, there's no immediate timetable for his return.