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.

Pacers hand India an 168-run advantage over England
Stuart Broad survived the hat-trick ball but was still out for a duck, the left-hander plumb lbw to a Pandya inswinger. The good work of Rahul and Dhawan was taken forward by Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane.

BOTH PADRAIG HARRINGTON and Shane Lowry have lost their US PGA Tour cards after disappointing second rounds saw the pair fail to make the cut at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.

"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.

Recommended News


TOP News

Mueller recommends up to 6 months for ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos
It says he was warned about the seriousness of the investigation and that he might have important information to provide. Mifsud, who "has not returned to the United States" since February 2017, has not been publicly charged with a crime.

Manafort jury sent home for the weekend
The trial is the first stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election. When the Ukrainian money dried up, prosecutors say he lied to obtain millions in bank loans to maintain his lifestyle.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is Finally Official, All You Need to Know!
Nothing much to differentiate here, except for the extra digitizer on the Note 9 which supports the S-pen input. A dual-lens camera , with better zooming, came to the Note 8 months before the S9 Plus got it, for instance.

Turkey to boycott United States products including iPhone, says Erdogan
But there are fears that Mr Erdogan, who is famously averse to interest rate rises, may be pressuring the central bank not to act. On Tuesday, he said the government is working on steps to help banks and support companies affected by the currency crisis.

Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump
He wrote in Thursday's New York Times that Trump "clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him". Trump also lashed out at Mueller, saying former FBI Director James Comey was the special counsel's "best friend".

GOP lawmaker: Russian meddling fanned the flames in Charlottesville
Later, a woman was killed when a auto drove into a crowd of people opposing the white nationalists, and dozens more were injured. He told reporters Wednesday that central Charlottesville would be be accessible by only two entry points.

Donald Trump under fire for comments about Aretha Franklin
Though she left the city to pursue her career in NY and Los Angeles, she returned to the city in 1982 to be closer to her family. On the other hand, Donald Trump could not resist opening his remarks on the singer's death with a little self-promotion.

Pres. Trump: We Won't Pay For Pastor's Release Because He's Innocent
The Turkish Lira has lost almost 40 percent of its value against the USA dollar since the start of the year. Its leader lives in Pennsylvania and the USA has rejected calls from Turkey to have him extradited.

Man City boss Guardiola blames World Cup for De Bruyne injury
He is one of the most fascinating, incredible players in the whole history of Spain. They (the football authorities) say "let's go" and we are in the competition.

NASA set to launch probe to 'touch' sun
The Sun is the source of solar wind , also known as space weather, and can be extremely destructive to our environment on Earth. While on the other side of the 4.5-inch thick carbon shield, the body of the spacecraft will sit at a comfortable 85 degrees F.