• Brandt Snedeker 'shutting it down' indefinitely due to health problems
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    Brandt Snedeker 'shutting it down' indefinitely due to health problems

    It’s been a rough summer for Brandt Snedeker. The 36-year-old hasn’t played since a T-14 finish at the Travelers Championship in June due to injury, and announced Wednesday he is shutting it down indefinitely in order to get healthy. “I would first like to thank everyone for their well wishes over the last few weeks, it has meant a lot to me,” Snedeker posted on Twitter. “Unfortunately 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 until I get back to 100% healthy. My sternum joint has become unstable and does not allow me to hit a golf ball without pain. My medical team and I are looking into every option to

  • JT: Jealousy of Spieth's Open win fueled PGA triumph
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    JT: Jealousy of Spieth's Open win fueled PGA triumph

    With the Wanamaker Trophy sitting comfortably behind him, Justin Thomas opened up about his emotions watching Jordan Spieth win The Open - and how it helped him win the PGA Championship a few weeks later. Thomas missed the cut at Royal Birkdale but stuck around for the weekend and was behind the 18th green to greet Spieth after his three-shot win over Matt Kuchar. He explained Tuesday on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" that his feelings in the moment were varied. "I mean anytime you can watch your friends win, let alone a tournament but a major, it's motivating. It's inspiring," Thomas said. "I mean, I was extremely happy for him, but I was jealous. I'm not going to lie or sugarcoat anything,

  • Pettersen, Lexi limited in Solheim Cup preparation
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    Pettersen, Lexi limited in Solheim Cup preparation

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Europe’s Suzann Pettersen is battling back pain and American Lexi Thompson is battling a virus. Both were limited in their appearances Tuesday preparing for the Solheim Cup. Pettersen, 36, walked some holes at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, but she didn’t hit any full shots, limiting herself to putting. “She’s dealing with a little bit of a sore back,” European Solheim Cup captain Annika Sorenstam told Golf Channel’s Chantel McCabe in a Golf Central interview. “She wants to take it easy. Better to be safe than sorry.” Pettersen did not attend a scheduled news conference. Notably, European vice captain Catriona Matthew practiced as an alternate Tuesday. “While there