Brandt Snedeker's wire-to-wire PGA Tour victory

by Leon Thompson August 22, 2018, 23:25
Brandt Snedeker's wire-to-wire PGA Tour victory

The conclusion was even more satisfying Sunday.

Leader Brandt Snedeker played just seven holes on Saturday before rain wiped out the rest of the day.

"Wanting so desperately to win this tournament, it was just a lot of emotion this week", he said.

Pan was tied for the lead heading into the par-four 18th but his drive went out-of-bounds to end his challenge with a double-bogey. He opened with a 59 on Thursday and won by three strokes.

"(My) trajectory tends to be lower than compared to other guys, so I think I have an advantage here", he said. "When I knocked that (final) putt in, it was really special to know that I'm part of a small club on Tour".

He also won the 2007 Wyndham Championship, the final year the event was held at Forest Oaks Country Club. It marked his first win since January 2016 and ensured he'll have a spot next spring at Augusta after missing the Masters this year for the first time since 2010.

"I knew it was going to be tough, battling the emotion of everybody pulling hard for you, wanting to see you do it again", Snedeker said. "To do it in Greensboro where I got my first one, kind of everything comes full circle".

Defending champion Lexi Thompson was five shots back after completing the final nine of the second round in 2 under 34 and shooting 64 in the afternoon. The 26-year-old former University of Washington golfer had a bogey-free round until the tournament's 72nd hole. Snedeker, playing in the group behind, made a 20-foot birdie.

"It's my fault", said Pan, who's from Taiwan.

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"This is only my second year on tour and I'm still trying to learn from the best players". Simpson matched his career-best with a 62. He was within a shot after his birdie on No. 17 capped a three-hole stretch with birdies.

Moments later, it was a three-way tie when Snedeker three-putted on No. 13.

Sneds, who led most of the way after starting his 59 with a bogey, sank a 19-foot birdie putt on the final hole to finish at 21-under 259.

Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C., and David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., were the top Canadians, finishing in a three-way tie for eighth at 15 under.

Pan was aiming to become the tournament's second victor in six years with his wife as the caddie. Patrick Reed accomplished the feat in 2013.

Flores missed the green on his first shot on the 174-yard par-3 third but had a chip in from 11 yards for birdie.

Points, a three-time PGA Tour victor, who missed 15 of 16 cuts before tying for 40th at the Barbasol Championship in July, said he'd benefitted from a new set of irons - and from playing without any expectation of making it to the FedEx Cup playoffs coming up.

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