Just when everything seemed like it was going great for Brandt Snedeker, it turns out he is being forced out of next week’s World Golf Championship (WGC) Accenture Match Play Championship because of sore ribs. Okay, so things are still going pretty well for him with two second place finishes and a win in his last three events, but he just needs to take a few weeks off to let the ribs fully heal.
Apparently, Sneds started feeling some discomfort and soreness in the ribs during the Humana Challenge and it got progressively worse during last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. So, basically, Snedeker has been the best golfer in the world over the last three weeks while dealing with this rib injury. I was impressed with his play when I thought he was totally healthy. To play the way he has while dealing with a rib injury is almost unfathomable.
“I certainly will miss competing in the Accenture Match Play Championship, and I really do appreciate what Accenture does to make that one of the premier events on our schedule,” Snedeker said in a statement. He’s not going to take part in the Honda Classic, either, but hopes to be back in time for the WGC Cadillac Championship.
While nobody likes to see one of their fellow athletes deal with an injury, this has to let the rest of the field breathe a bit of a sigh of relief. Snedeker has been red-hot as of late, but now his competitors don’t have to worry about going head-to-head against him in a match play competition.