March 1 2013
Brandt Snedeker, the reigning FedExCup champion and current points leader, will not play in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship next week at Doral due to a nagging rib injury.
Snedeker injured his ribs at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. He went home and received treatment from his trainer, Randy Myers, then finished second the next two weeks at the Farmers Insurance Open and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The soreness in Snedeker's left rib cage recurred when he played in -- and won -- the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He has not competed since that victory, and his doctor in Nashville advised he take another week off.
“My ribs do feel better," Snedeker said. "However, the area is still tender and I feel that I need to take next week off and continue to rest.
"I want to make sure I am totally prepared to return for the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard and then the Masters."