Ailing Scott falters, withdraws from Houston Open

Updated: April 5, 2008, 10:57 AM ET
Associated Press

HUMBLE, Texas -- Defending champion Adam Scott withdrew from the Houston Open on Saturday because of fever and swollen glands.

He shared the first-round lead with Johnson Wagner after they shot course-record, 9-under 63s Thursday. But Scott, who has been ailing all week, struggled to a 76 Friday.

Wagner shot a 3-under 69 early Friday to take the outright lead at 12 under.

Scott played 14 holes after Friday's rain and finished with five bogeys and a double bogey. He Scott bogeyed No. 2, his first at the Tournament Course at Redstone in 56 holes dating to last year's second round.

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