SOUTHPORT, England – Brandt Snedeker withdrew from the Open Championship on Wednesday because of a rib injury. He was replaced in the field by James Hahn.
Snedeker, in a message posted on Twitter, did not provide an immediate timetable for a return to competition.
— Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) July 19, 2017
The moment you find out you’re playing in the Open Championship! Let’s go! #PXGTroops pic.twitter.com/M8U0XxPcsC
— James Hahn (@JamesHahnPGA) July 19, 2017
Snedeker, who has dealt with rib injuries in the past, has had a solid season, posting four top-10s and eight top-25s in 15 starts. He currently sits 48th in the FedExCup standings.
If another player withdraws, Danny Lee is now the first alternate at Royal Birkdale.