LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Davis Love III withdrew from the Children’s Miracle Network Classic after posting a 1-over-par 73 Thursday in the first round.
Love, the defending champion, said he awakened before his round with a stiff neck. He informed PGA Tour officials he was withdrawing after visiting PGA Tour trainers. Love started Thursday with a pair of birdies but was penalized two shots at his fifth hole after playing the wrong ball from the rough.
'I woke up with a really stiff neck and didn't think I was even going to play,' Love said. 'I only hit balls for about 10 minutes before I played, then I started good . . . I just got stiffer and stiffer as I went along.'