Snedeker pulls out of US Open

Tue, 12 Jun 01:34:00 2012

American Brandt Snedeker, a three-times winner on the US PGA Tour, has withdrawn from the US Open because of a rib injury.

Brandt Snedeker of the USA tees off on the third hole on Day One of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at Finca Cortesin Golf Club on May 17, 2012 in Casares, Spain - 0

The 31-year-old Snedeker, who clinched his most recent title on the US circuit at the Farmers Insurance Open in January, will be replaced in the 156-strong field by American amateur Jordan Spieth.

A twice former US junior amateur champion, Spieth will tee off with compatriots Bill Haas and Nick Watney in Thursday's opening round at Olympic Club.


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