Lee Westwood pulls out of Bridgestone

Updated: August 6, 2010, 5:38 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

AKRON, Ohio -- Lee Westwood came to the Bridgestone Invitational with hopes of overtaking Tiger Woods for No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but instead he hobbled through two rounds of play before withdrawing from the tournament.

After shooting a second-round 76 on Friday, Westwood, ranked third in the world, withdrew because of a throbbing right calf that has been bothering him for the better part of a month. He will also skip next week's PGA Championship.

"I will be ...

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