Watson Replaces OMeara at UBS Cup

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2004 UBS CupTom Watson will replace Mark OMeara on the United States team in the fourth-annual UBS Cup.
 
OMeara, who competed in each of the first three editions, withdrew due to a wrist injury. Its the same injury that forced him to pull out of the Franklin Templeton Shootout. OMeara hasnt played since the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston on Labor Day weekend.
 
Watson originally was left off the team because he was supposed to undergo hip and shoulder surgery this off-season. He instead decided to delay both surgeries, opting to alleviate the pain with cortisone (for the hip) and anti-inflammatories (for the shoulder).
 
The eight-time major champion will be making his fourth UBS Cup appearance. He has a career 2-4-3 record.
 
The three-day event features a 12-man U.S. team against a 12-man team representing the Rest of the World. Play will begin Friday, Nov. 19 at Kiawah Island.
 
The U.S. won the event in 2001 and 2002, and retained the Cup with a tie in 2003 at Sea Island.
 
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