PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - Ian Poulter has pulled out of this week's Honda Classic PGA Tour event due to illness, he said on Thursday.
Poulter, who had complained of suffering from a high temperature, was due to play with compatriot Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods in the first round.
"Sorry guys never been so disappointed in pulling out of a tournament," Poulter wrote on twitter. "Never felt so rough, hope the first reserve plays well in a great group today."
Poulter will be replaced by Argentine Miguel Angel Carballo, organisers said.
Reporting by Simon Evans; editing by Ed Osmond