Stroud replaces Crane in PGA Championship

8/8/2012 9:43:21 AM

The year's fourth and final major starts Thursday on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.

Crane pulled out of the tournament because of a back injury that forced him to withdraw from last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational during the third round.

Stroud's best finish in 21 PGA Tour events this year has been a tie for fifth at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in February.