August 7, 2017 / 10:49 PM / 10 months ago

Snedeker withdraws from PGA Championship

Charlotte, North Carolina (Reuters) - Brandt Snedeker, plagued by arthritis in his sternum joint, has withdrawn from the PGA Championship starting on Thursday at Quail Hollow, tournament officials said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Jun 18, 2017; Erin, WI, USA; Brandt Snedeker plays his shot from the first tee during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Fellow American Chris Kirk will take Snedeker’s spot in the field.

Snedeker, 36, withdrew from the British Open due to a rib injury and also bowed out of the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational last week and the RBC Canadian Open the week before.

Snedeker has four top-10 finishes this season on the PGA Tour.

Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Ken Ferris

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