Spieth replaces Snedeker

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Jordan Spieth has been called up as a replacement for the injured Brandt Snedeker at Tiger Woods’ Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.

World number nine Snedeker was forced to pull out earlier this week as he still hasn’t recovered from the bruised tibia and strained ligament in his left knee, which he sustained in a fall in China at the start of November.

However, it has given Spieth an opportunity to once again compete with some of the world’s top players as he will take Snedeker’s place in the 18-man field.

The 20-year-old won the US PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award on the back of his John Deere Classic success in July. He won the event three days before his 20th birthday, becoming the first teenager since Ralph Guldahl at the 1931 Santa Monica Open to win on the US PGA Tour.

He also finished runner-up at three tournaments and was a member of the United States’ victorious Presidents Cup team.

The World Challenge takes place at Sherwood Country Club from December 5-8 and Graeme McDowell will return to defend his title while world number one Woods will also take part.

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