Snedeker plays through injury at U.S. Open
PINEHURST, N.C. – Brandt Snedeker shot a final-round 73 in the 114th U.S. Open, but the story was not his T-9. Instead it was the former FedEx Cup champion's health.
Snedeker, 33, has been plagued for the last couple of years with rib issues. But when he walked off the 18th green on Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday, he was unsure what was exactly the origin of his condition that flared up before his round.
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“I don’t know what it is,” Snedeker said grapping his left side. “Something didn’t feel right this morning and it was pretty brutal all day.
"Out of nowhere, something just flared up and I don’t know if it’s a rib or a back or muscle or what.”
Snedeker was diagnosed with low bone turnover, an anomaly in his DNA last year, which caused his extended absence from the PGA Tour because of reoccurring rib fractures.
Snedeker said he never contemplating withdrawing, but had received treatment right before he teed off from the training staff on site after the ailment flared up during his warm-up.