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Brandt Snedeker

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/8/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 185

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Brandt Snedeker has announced his intentions to put away the sticks indefinitely due to a sternum joint (rib) injury that just isn't healing.
Snedeker has posted a trail of WDs recently due to the rib injury that flared up just before The Open. There was hope that more than a month of rest would help him gear up for a run in the FedExCup Playoffs. Instead, Snedeker provided an update via Twitter saying, "I have not progressed in my rehab like we would have hoped and therefore will be shutting it down for an indefinite period of time." This is a very serious issue considering the announcement he made back in 2013 about his ribs having low bone turnover, forcing him to take medication for the problem. Season-long gamers can cut ties with the Vandy product and wish him a speedy recovery (hopefully in early 2018). Aug 16 - 11:35 AM

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Brandt Snedeker continues his pre-tournament withdraw streak as he backs out of this week's Wyndham Championship.

Snedeker has been battling a rib injury since The Open, which he was also forced to withdraw from. The early-week WDs are likely due to Snedeker committing to these events months in advance, as opposed to him thinking he's close to playing and then changing his mind. That being said, Snedeker has rested for nearly two months now, and could be approaching his return. Snedeker may have a bit of rust to shake off once he returns. Currently ranked 57th in the FedExCup race, he is already locked into the first few events of the Playoffs, if his ribs are up for the task.
Aug 14 - 11:37 AM

Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from the 99th PGA Championship, continuing to rest his ailing rib injury. As the first alternate, Chris Kirk will take his spot in the field.

Snedeker started the WD train back at The Open and has since backed out of the RBC Canadian Open and also the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. His ailment deals with inflamed cartilage between his sternum and rib cage. Snedeker is obviously missing some pretty big events so this is a serious injury. At the same time he has his place in the FedExCup Playoffs locked up (currently 55th in the standings) so he can afford to rest before attempting to make a big push in the Playoffs.
Aug 7 - 6:19 PM

Brandt Snedeker will continue to rest his ailing ribs, taking a pass on this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

Snedeker has now withdrawn from three straight events, all pretty big in their own right (RBC Canadian Open meaning more to him since he is a part of Team RBC). The 36-year-old is not rushing his way back onto the course, a good move for his long-term output. Fantasy owners will be disappointed for another week, but there is certainly a possibility he will be good to go for the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.
Jul 31 - 10:38 AM

Brandt Snedeker has backed out of the field for this week's RBC Canadian Open, giving a spot to first alternate Sam Saunders.

Snedeker provided a message to fans last week before withdrawing from The 146th Open. He cited a rib injury that popped up and didn't improve like he would have hoped. He did not provide another lengthy explanation this week, but gamers can put two and two together. First a hand injury and now the ribs are acting up(which he's suffered from in the past), makes it easy to avoid Snedeker for the foreseeable future.
Jul 24 - 3:58 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from The 146th Open, citing a rib issue. James Hahn will replace him in the field in what will be his third Open Championship appearance.

Snedeker alerted his followers via Twitter saying, "I had a rib issue pop up last week and it didn't respond to treatment as I had hoped." He would go on to praise Royal Birkdale, but will head back to the States to rest now. Snedeker suffered a hand injury just ahead of the Masters so his luck has not been the greatest this year when it comes to major prep. There is no timetable for his return, but if he made the trip all the way to England, his health must have been close to competition level.
Jul 19 - 10:34 AM

World No. 32 Brandt Snedeker twirled a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to conclude on 7-under 273, up 42 places on the live leaderboard to T10 and tying the low round in the clubhouse with Rory McIlroy and Kevin Streelman. UPDATE: With play completed, Snedeker finished T14 and his 64 remained tied for the low round of the day.

This was the 36-year-old's 15th start of the season, eighth top 25 and possibly a fifth top 10, which would be his second straight (T9, U.S. Open). It was his sixth Travelers, fourth top 25 and potentially a second top 10, right on his best of T10 on last visit in 2015. After opening in 70-67-72, the Vanderbilt alum began T52 on 1-under, five shy of the overnight top 10. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.385 strokes tee-to-green, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 7,042. Snedeker was bogey-free 7-under thru 15 holes, circling Nos. 1, 5, 7 and 12-15 before squaring lone bogey-4 at 16. He posted 1.545 putts per GIR and 1.252 SG: Putting, currently 63rd (of 74) in SGP with a cumulative -2.129.
Jun 25 - 2:39 PM

World No. 38 Brandt Snedeker carved out a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the final round of the 117th U.S. Open to wrap on 8-under 280, up one spot to T9 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Snedeker finished T9, eight in arrears of champion Brooks Koepka.

This was the 36-year-old's 11th U.S. Open with four previous top 10s, including solo 8th in 2015 (Chambers Bay) and T8 in 2010 (Pebble Beach). It was his 39th overall major championship appearance and will be a 20th top 25 and possibly ninth top 10. After opening in 70-69-70, the Vanderbilt alum began T10 on 7-under, five short of 54-hole leader Brian Harman. He found 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, slightly outpacing four bogeys with five birdies, though walking off with a disappointing bogey-6, missing a par-saver from 4'1". For the week, Snedeker tallied 21 birdies versus 13 bogeys, and is currently No. 2 in SG: Putting with a cumulative 9.918. This will be his seventh top 25 of the season in 14 starts and possibly a fourth top 10, first since T7 at the WGC-Mexico.
Jun 18 - 7:36 PM

Brandt Snedeker pieced together a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in his third round at the U.S. Open, arriving at 7-under 209 through 54 holes and four shots behind clubhouse leader Justin Thomas.

That's currently good enough for T11 on the live leaderboard at Erin Hills although the American would have walked off the course feeling frustrated after flying the green with his third to 18 and suffering a bogey-6 instead of the birdie he wanted. Snedeker had a slow start, playing his first eight holes in 1-over. The most noticeable thing about his card today was the trio of deuces. The first came at the 9th from 10'8" before he holed from 19'4" at 13 and 15'2" at 16. A kick-in birdie at 15 helped form a run of three birdies in four holes from 13 to 16 before he suffered that sting in the tail. Snedeker was mostly superb from tee to green, splitting 13 (of 14) fairways, hitting 16 greens in regulation but needing 31 putts.
Jun 17 - 6:52 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 38 Brandt Snedeker authored a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round of the 117th U.S. Open for a two-day total of 5-under 139, up 10 spots to T8, two adrift of 36-hole leaders Paul Casey, Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka.

This is the 36-year-old's 12th U.S. Open with seven previous top 25s, four top 10s and a best of solo 8th in 2015 and T8 in 2010. It's his 39th overall major appearance with a best of T3 two times (2012, Open Championship; 2008 Masters). The Vanderbilt alum kicked off with a seven-birdie five-bogey 70 on 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation. On Day 2, he squared a pair of bogey-5s at 10 and 3, camouflaged by five birdies at 12, 14, 17, 4 and 6, all five from between 10 and 43 feet, with a long of 42'12" at the par-3 sixth that completed his scoring. Snedeker found 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.692 putts per GIR, 4.044 SG: Putting, taking 28 total putts.
Jun 16 - 8:25 PM

Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from next week's PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass, opting to rest his ailing wrist. UPDATE: Snedeker returned at the AT&T Byron Nelson and posted a 2-over 72 in his opening round.

Snedeker injured his wrist during the 81st Masters, but was still able to tee it up the following week and grab a T11 at the Valero Texas Open. The injury was described as tenosynivitis which is inflammation of a tendon. Rex Hoggard of Golf Channel reported that Snedeker was considering surgery but chose rest, instead. Perhaps aiding in that decision was the fact that Snedeker has missed the cut in six of his nine PLAYERS appearances. His timetable for return is the AT&T Byron Nelson in two weeks, but gamers should keep their eyes peeled for any updates.
May 4 - 8:07 AM

Past champ and World No. 25 Brandt Snedeker carded a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to conclude on 8-under 276, up seven spots to T13 with play still in progress.

After opening in 69-68-71, the 2011 playoff winner began T20 on 5-under, three shy of the overnight top 10. He conjured seven (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.487 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.903 on the greens. The Vanderbilt alum had one blemish, a double bogey-6 at the 13th, taking three to get on the surface and 3-putting from 49'1". He circled five birdies at Nos. 1 (from 24'9"), 4 (22'5"), 8, 16 and 18, walking off with a 25'5" birdie-3. This was the RBC Ambassador's 11th start of the season and sixth top 25, possibly a fourth top 10.
Apr 16 - 3:58 PM

Past champ and World No. 25 Brandt Snedeker tossed up a bogey-free 3-under-par 35-33=68 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage to reach the midpoint on 5-under 137, up 21 places to T14, five adrift of 36-hole clubhouse leader Graham DeLaet, and one of only two bogey-free rounds on the day thus far (Wesley Bryan, 67).

The 2011 playoff winner is making his 12th visit to Harbour Town Golf Links. He has three prior top-25 finishes but just the one (big) top 10. He arrived off a T27 at the Masters in his 38th overall major appearance. The Vanderbilt alum opened with a three-birdie one-bogey 69, squaring his final hole on Day 1 (the par-4 18th), and came back to card another three birdies in Round 2, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 0.658 SG: Putting. Beginning off No. 10 tee, he circled a pair of birdie-4s at Nos. 15 and 5, both from inside of eight feet, adding a 23-footer for a 3 at the par-4 11th. Sneds missed two scoring tries from inside of eight feet but knocked in a duo of par-savers from between six and 11 feet.
Apr 14 - 4:58 PM

World No. 22 Brandt Snedeker painted a bogey-free 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the 2017 Masters to reach 2-over 218, up 15 spots on the live leaderboard to T20 and tying Jason Day for low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Snedeker is T21 while 54-hole co-leader Justin Rose posted the low round with 67.

The 36-year-old logs just the fourth blemish-free lap of the week and the only one on Moving Day thus far. This is his 10th appearance with three top 10s and a best of T3 in 2008 where he was solo 2nd thru 54 holes but closed in 5-over 77. The Vanderbilt alum entered the week 35th in FedExCup points with three top 10s in nine starts and a best of solo 4th at the AT&T Pebble Beach. He was a 54-hole co-leader two weeks prior at the Farmers but closed in 1-over 73 for T9. Snedeker began in 75-74, one inside the cut line, and found nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation for a third straight lap, circling Nos. 1 (from 23 feet), 10 (24 feet) and a 2-putt version at the par-5 13th.
Apr 8 - 4:43 PM

World No. 24 Brandt Snedeker authored a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in today's final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship to post 10-under 274, up 12 spots on the live leaderboard to T6 and good for the low round of the day thus far. UPDATE: With play completed, Snedeker finished in a three-way T7, four back of champion Dustin Johnson.

This was the 36-year-old's sixth appearance with a previous-best T17 in 2015 (Trump National Doral). Overall, it was his 21st WGC event with three prior top 10s and a best of T9 at the 2016 Match Play. The Vanderbilt alum's best in stroke play was T10 at the 2015 HSBC Champions, so he should eclipse that. After opening with 75, he carded 68-66 to begin on 4-under (T18), eight back of 54-hole leader Justin Thomas but just three shy of the overnight top 10. The Tennessee native and resident landed nine (of 14) fairways and pelted 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 2.304 SG: Putting. He was bogey-free 7-under thru 17 holes, circling Nos. 1, 5, 11, 12 and three straight at 15-17, but walked off with bogey-5 at 18 on a failed scramble.
Mar 5 - 5:02 PM