By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
LAS VEGAS -- Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the Shriners Hospitals for Children on Thursday morning because of illness. He was replaced in the field by Jim Herman.
Matsuyama, No. 29 in the Official World Golf Ranking, was coming off a career-best third-place finish at last week's Frys.com Open. Herman, who regained his TOUR card at the Web.com Tour Finals, finished T-26 at the Frys.com Open.
Herman was the fifth alternate Monday afternoon. Brice Garnett got in when Brad Fritsch withdrew with a back injury. Tyrone Van Aswegen replaced Steven Bowditch in the field. Chad Collins, the third alternate, Monday qualified into the field. Danny Lee got into the tournament when Blake Adams withdrew with a hip injury.