Brandt Snedeker withdraws from Northern Trust Open with back spasms

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Brandt Snedeker (Getty Images)

The good times won’t continue to roll for Brandt Snedeker.

One week after he shot a PGA record-tying opening-round 59 and won the Wyndham Championship, Snedeker pulled out of the Northern Trust Open with a back injury. Although a PGA Tour Twitter account initially cited a chest injury as the reason, Snedeker clarified he is suffering from back spasms.

“My back seized up Wednesday and I couldn’t complete the Pro-Am,” Snedeker said in a statement (via PGA Tour Communications). “I thought I’d be OK to play today after hitting some balls this morning, but after consulting with the training staff, we feel it is best to err on the side of caution and withdraw … I look forward to coming back stronger than ever next week at the Dell Technologies Championship.”

The 37-year-old Snedeker is currently 50th in the PGA Tour standings. He missed part of last year with a sternum joint injury, which is rare for golfers.