Snedeker undergoes surgery to repair degenerative right hip, out until 2012

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Brandt Snedeker will miss both the Chevron World Challenge and Shark Shootout in December while he recuperates from hip surgery.
Associated Press

Series: PGA Tour

Published: Friday, November 04, 2011 | 1:54 a.m.

Brandt Snedeker will be out of golf the rest of the year as he recovers from hip surgery.

Snedeker, who won The Heritage in April and nearly earned a spot on the U.S. Presidents Cup team, had surgery Tuesday to fix a degenerative issue in his right hip. He is not expected to compete again for six to eight weeks.

Rickie Fowler will take Snedeker’s spot in the Chevron World Challenge, played Dec. 1-4 at Sherwood Country Club in California. Snedeker will be replaced by Bo Van Pelt a week later at the Shark Shootout in Florida.