Kaymer withdraws from Tiger’s event

Fresh from winning his first European Tour money title, PGA

champion Germany’s Martin Kaymer has withdrawn from the Chevron

World Challenge.

Kaymer wrapped up the Order of Merit on Sunday when he shared

13th in the Dubai World Championship.

He was replaced in the 18-man field at Sherwood Country Club by

Nick Watney.

The Chevron World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods, starts

Thursday with a $5.75 million purse. All 18 players are among the

top 50 in the world ranking.