Tournament draw-card withdraws from Australian PGA Championship.
World number nine Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from this week’s Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.
At this stage the reasons for the injury are sketchy, but we do know that Snedeker failed to board the plane to Australia from China where he played in last week’s WGC HSBC Champions event where he finished in a tie for 55th place. Early reports suggested a leg injury of some kind.
Along with Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler, Snedeker was one of the draw-cards for the Australian PGA Championship and featured on all the promotional material for the tournament.
Snedeker is one of the nice guys on tour and doesn’t seem like someone who would withdraw from any tournament, let alone one paying appearance fees and relying on his presence. the injury must be quite serious.
According to APP reports:
Just how or where Snedeker suffered the injury remains a mystery with his manager only being informed of the development after arriving by plane in Brisbane on Tuesday morning.
Australian PGA chief executive Brian Thorburn said details were sketchy but it’s believed Snedeker was on an outing following last week’s World Golf Championship event in Shanghai when he was hurt in an accident.
Rickie Fowler saw the lighter side of the situation adding more to one of the tournament posters and tweeted:
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowlerPGA) November 5, 2013