Matt Kuchar withdraws from PGA with bad back

The Associated PressAugust 7, 2014
Matt Kuchar withdraws from PGA with bad back
Matt Kuchar watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Matt Kuchar has withdrawn from the PGA Championship because of a sore back.

Kuchar waited until tee time Thursday before deciding he wasn't fit enough to play.

John Huh took Kuchar's place and joined the threesome with Louis Oosthuizen and Justin Rose.

Kuchar's best finish in the PGA was a tie for 10th in 2010. He had missed the cut in three of his six career appearances.