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.