Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from this week’s Australian PGA Championship with a knee injury.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning via the PGA of Australia’s Twitter account and confirmed shortly after by Brian Thorburn, chief executive officer of the PGA of Australia.
“The most important thing is of course Brandt’s health,” Thorburn said. “Brandt is a player who is held in very high regard wherever he goes and while we’re obviously disappointed he won’t be playing this week, our thoughts are with him and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
Thorburn said that Snedeker did not board his flight from Shanghai to Brisbane, Australia, on Monday.
Snedeker, who was diagnosed with low bone turnover earlier this year, missed about six weeks last season due to a rib injury. Snedeker underwent hip surgery in 2011, as well. He’s also had four cracked ribs since 2007.
He is scheduled to play in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Dec. 5-8.