Poulter pulls out of Honda Classic due to illness

- PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida Thu Mar 1, 2012 9:54am EST

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- PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - Britain's 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, organizers said.

(Reporting by Simon Evans; editing by Ed Osmond)

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