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Brandt Snedeker, the No. 9-ranked player in the world, has withdrawn from this week's Australian PGA Championship citing an injured knee.
Snedeker, who was in Shanghai last week where he tied for 55th in the WGC-HSBC Champions, would have been the second highest ranked player in the Australian PGA behind Masters champion and world No. 2 Adam Scott.
Brian Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia, announced Snedeker's withdrawal to reporters on Monday.
"The most important thing is of course Brandt's health," said Thorburn in a report that appeared on the Australian PGA's website .
"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."
There's no word yet on what may have caused Snedeker's knee injury.
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