Bubba Watson sits out Deutsche Bank pro-am with back strain

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NORTON, Mass. -- Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson skipped the Deutsche Bank Championship pro-am Thursday because of a mild back injury.

Watson suffered a mild strain of his back during the weekend of the Barclays, where he finished third. His agent, Jens Beck, says Watson received therapy the last few days. His trainer recommended one more day of rest as a precaution.

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Watson is No. 3 in the FedExCup standings going into the second playoff event.

This is the second week in a row that a top player has missed the pro-am with a sore back. Jason Day felt a twinge during the week at the Barclays. He went on to a six-shot victory.

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