|Brandt Snedeker will not play in the WGC-Match Play championship. (Getty Images)|
Brandt Snedeker, the hottest player in the world right now, has officially withdrawn from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, scheduled for next week.
According to a statement on the World Golf Championships website, Snedeker started feeling soreness in his ribs at the Humana Challenge and it flared up last week at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
I'd say he played pretty solidly for a guy not fully healthy.
Here's what Snedeker had to say about the injury:
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.
He will not play the Honda Classic either but will try to return for the WGC-Cadillac Championship, an event he finished T45 at last year.
I thought this summed it up better than anything else:
Sore from carrying bags of money. RT @damonhackgc: Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from next week's WGC Match Play due to sore ribs.— ryanmathre (@ryanmathre) February 12, 2013
Or maybe this:
Silver lining for Brandt Snedeker: If he misses three weeks, would take at least two wins for anyone else to pass him on the money list.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) February 12, 2013
Or possibly this one:
Question of the day, Whose hotter right now, Lebron James or Brandt Snedeker?— Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) February 11, 2013