Brandt Snedeker returned home to Nashville, Tenn., and said that the left leg injury that forced him to withdraw from the Australian PGA Championship this week was caused when he lost his balance and landed awkwardly while hopping off a Segway in China.
Snedeker was taking part in a corporate outing at at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai when the injury occurred, and doctors determined that he bruised his left tibia and strained the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
“I felt a pop in my knee and pain,” said Snedeker, who won twice on the PGA Tour last season and is No. 9 in the World Golf Rankings. “Fortunately this is a relatively minor injury and no surgery is required, so that is good news.
“It could heal in two to three weeks, or six to eight. Different people heal differently.”
Snedeker hopes to play in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Dec. 5-8, and the Franklin Templeton Shootout a week later at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla.