Ailing Kim withdraws from Riviera

Anthony Kim has withdrawn from the Northern Trust Open because

of an illness.

Kim was at 1-over 213 and made the cut by two shots at Riviera.

He was nine shots behind Fred Couples, with whom Kim played the

first two rounds.

Couples’ other playing partner the first two rounds, Bubby

Watson, had to withdraw Thursday because of a muscle strain in his


Kim is ranked No. 33 in the world and is expected to be at the

Match Play Championship next week.