Snedeker withdraws from Tiger's event to rest knee


Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from next month’s Northwestern Mutual World Challenge because of injuries to his left knee.

It’s the same ailment that forced the world No. 9 to pull out of the Australian PGA Championship.

Snedeker bruised his tibia and strained the ACL in his left knee on Nov. 4 when he lost his balance and landed awkwardly while hopping off a Segway in China.

His management team, Lagardere Unlimited, said in a release that Snedeker is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation program but decided against pushing his return to competition. Snedeker is the defending champion at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which is scheduled for Feb. 6-9. 

With Snedeker's withdraw, Jordan Spieth, fresh off his 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year campaign, will take his place in Tiger's event at Sherwood Country Club.