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The Tour Report

February 2 2012

1:21 PM

Ames withdraws, Brown takes place

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Stephen Ames withdrew from the Waste Management Phoenix Open prior to the start of the first round.

Ames, who cited a bad back, was replaced by Scott Brown, a PGA TOUR rookie. The Nationwide Tour grad has missed the cut in his first three starts on TOUR.

Gary Christian is now the first alternate.