"It gets to a point where it gets so inflamed and so sore, my sternum was moving independently of each other," he said. "So it literally felt like my sternum was cracked or broken. Couldn't breathe. Couldn't do anything if I went and practiced for an hour. But if I go hit a ball and wait 10 minutes, I was OK. But if I practiced or did anything like that, it would just really get to a point where it hurt to breathe, hurt to move, hurt to do anything."
"It just creeps up on people that use their hands a lot. Happens to guitar players all the time, and people that use their hands," said Snedeker, ranked 38th in the world. "For whatever reason mine just flared up on me. And kind of bad timing."