Spieth replaces Snedeker in Woods' tournament

Jordan Spieth during the Wyndham Championship.

Tiger Woods' upcoming Northwestern Mutual World Challenge has filled a vacant spot in its field with Jordan Spieth, according to the event's website.

Spieth, a 20-year-old who earned $3,879,820 during his rookie season in 2013 and won the John Deere Classic, finished 17th at the WGC-HSBC Champions earlier this month in China.

The former University of Texas standout replaces Brandt Snedeker, who was injured falling off a Segway scooter in China. A news release Monday said Snedeker is "ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation program, but with a busy PGA Tour schedule early in 2014 he decided against pushing his return to competition."

Spieth is the 21st-ranked golfer in the world.

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