Brandt Snedeker Wins Pebble Beach Pro-Am; Emotional Victory Brings Tears (and a Masters invite)

Brandt Snedeker won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in a runaway.  Coming off the worst season in his professional career, Snedeker took care of business early in 2015, propelling himself into the OWGR top 30 (or so), meaning he’s in the WGC Trump Championship in three weeks and, almost assuredly, in the WGC Match Play.  Not to mention in the Masters field.

Snedeker saw to it that there was not a lot of drama, strolling through his Sunday round with nary a bogey.  Every time he needed an up-and-down, he got it.

Jason Day shot 31 on the front nine and looked to be in the hunt, but shot himself in the foot with two back-nine bogies.  He wound up T-4.  Jordan Spieth finished 7th.  Chesson Hadley finished T-8, and DJ finished T-4.  Jim Furyk and Matt Jones faded early and were never a factor.

Now it’s on to the L.A. Open at Riviera, one of Hogan’s Alleys.  History’s top players have always harvested a win at either Riviera or Colonial to cement their shotmaker credentials.  Look for Rory McIlroy to start playing one or both of those at some point in his career.

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4 Responses to Brandt Snedeker Wins Pebble Beach Pro-Am; Emotional Victory Brings Tears (and a Masters invite)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Brandt is the story!!!!

  2. Sports-realist says:

    It really amazes me how some of these golfers are so talented, but many of them don’t have the BRAIN for the PGA tour…..Nick Watney is a VERY talented golfer, yet he hasn’t won in a couple years.. He actually seems a little simple, at least when they interview him….He almost seems like a guy who doesn’t care for competition either….Not sure if that’s the case, but he just doesn’t look like he cares…..To me, you have to have a ‘mentality’ of winning…When I played sports I hated those ‘we’re all winners folk, because that’s a load of crap….

    • Anonymous says:

      Outside of the PGA Tour, to become a Member of the PGA there is a playing test. In general it involves playing 36 holes and shooting a combined score of 156 (78-78) or less; depending on the course the target score can be lower. It’s amazing how many players, who can go out and shoot par all day long, can’t meet this requirement. At the time I passed I worked with a guy who helped administrate this test in the local area and he indicated the pass rate was less than 25%.

      Pressure does amazing things to people.

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