Brandt Snedeker out of Doral

Updated: March 1, 2013, 1:06 PM ET
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World No. 4 Brandt Snedeker withdrew from next week's WGC-Cadillac Championship on Friday, citing the same rib injury that kept him out of last week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

He initially felt soreness in his left rib cage at the Humana Challenge in January, according to a news release. He underwent treatment there, then finished second in consecutive weeks at the Farmers Insurance Open and the Waste Management Phoenix Open before his win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The injury resurfaced Thursday of Pebble Beach week.

"My ribs do feel better," Snedeker said in a statement on Friday. "However, the area is still tender and I feel that I need to take next week off and continue to rest."

Snedeker's next start is expected to be at Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. His past 10 rounds on tour have been in the 60s.

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