Schwartzel to miss a month with rib injury

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel is taking a month off

after the U.S. Open because of a nagging rib injury.

Schwartzel has withdrawn from the Travelers Championships next

week in Hartford, Conn., and the South African does not plan to

play again until the British Open at Royal Lytham & St.

Annes.

He has decided to play the final round of the U.S. Open on

Sunday at The Olympic Club. Schwartzel says he has experienced

discomfort all week, and doctors told him he should take three

weeks to rest. He says if he doesn’t take a break, it could be

months before it goes away.

Schwartzel still managed a 7-over 217 through three rounds at

Olympic.