PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Cameron Champ announced on Wednesday night that he is withdrawing from the Genesis Invitational.
Champ, who was grouped with Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy for the first two days, wrote on Twitter that he is “disappointed” to pull out of the tournament.
He went on to say the “situation at our home in Houston remains my priority this week.”
Champ was born in Sacramento and played his college golf at Texas A&M in College Station, which is about 95 miles northwest in Houston, where he now lives.
Houston and Texas at large has been slammed by a fierce winter storm. According to a story on USATODAY.com, more than 1.9 million homes and businesses in Texas remained without power Wednesday night, and some also lost water service.
The PGA Tour subsequently announced that Champ is being replaced in the field by Andrew Putnam.
Champ also wrote on Twitter: “I look forward to being back at Riv next year and to playing the WGC at Concession next week.”
The WGC was moved from Mexico City and will be played in Florida instead.
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