San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Brandt Snedeker pulled out of the U.S.
Open because of a rib injury and was replaced in the field Monday by amateur
Snedeker, a fully-exempt player, also withdrew from the Memorial two weeks
Spieth was selected to take his place as the first alternate from the Houston
sectional qualifier and will play in his first U.S. Open. The two-time U.S.
Junior Amateur champion is the seventh amateur in the field and recently
helped Texas win the NCAA Division I championship.
The season's second major begins Thursday at San Francisco's Olympic Club.
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