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Singh withdraws with a bad back

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Holmes, second from left, managed to make his high-school golf team -- as a third-grader.

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Vijay Singh withdrew from the Transitions Championship on Thursday because of a back injury.

Singh has been dealing with nagging injuries over the last year, although he showed signs of improving his game with a tie for fourth at the Honda Classic and a tie for 11th in the World Golf Championship at Doral the last two weeks.

Singh reached No. 1 in the world five years ago, but has slipped to No. 32. Singh was replaced in the field by Jeff Maggert.

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