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Sunday
Feb102013

Snedeker: "The important thing now is to win majors."

Doug Ferguson tells us in his game story that Brandt Snedeker's five starts this year include a win, two second-place finishes and a third. Now Snedeker is off to Maui for a vacation.

More interesting was this tucked into the story later on:

Snedeker made five bogeys this week, and answered with a birdie four times.

The PGA Tour's "With This Win" list of impressive facts and figures surrounding Snedeker's win. This one especially:

Is 33/37 for subpar rounds in official TOUR events, dating to the start of the Wyndham Championship in August of last year. The week before the Wyndham Championship, missed the cut at the PGA Championship.

John Strege notes this:

Snedeker arrived in Pebble Beach sixth in the World Ranking and was expected to move to fourth with his victory. CBS' Jim Nantz noted that since the start of the 2011 season, Snedeker is tied with Woods in PGA Tour victories with four, second only to Rory McIlroy's five wins.

"To think what's happened the last four months has been pretty crazy," Snedeker said. "Finishing a tournament like this off with the lead gives me a ton of confidence going into the Masters, the U.S. Open, all the great venues we have. That's next on the list. I've won five times out here now. The important thing now is to win majors."

Golf.com pieces together Snedeker's retro bag which includes a THREE-year old driver. He's anti-capitalism! Mike Stachura explained the story behind that driver last fall.

Sean Martin includes five things from the week at Pebble, including a note on Patrick Cantlay's top 10 not getting him in the field at Riviera (but it doesn't matter...he was already in on an exemption).

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Reader Comments (16)

I could swear after a nice shot Sneds told his competitor,''That's a peach, Hawn.''
02.10.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Playing at a high level in various parts of the country so his game travels nicely now. Impressive run he's on.
02.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
Geoff, Jason Sobel did a decent article you may want to mention.
02.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStord
Really impressive, borderline dominance in recent weeks from BS. Good for him. http://wp.me/p32cTD-2k
02.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarty Hackel
Sneds is showing em all how it's done:

1) He's always ready when it's his turn and plays without undue delay

2) He putts like a champ.

3) Shows humility and compassion on and off the course


Add it all together and we have a golfer who's game travels very well. If he stays healthy, he'll stay a Top-50 player until the senior-Tour IMO.
02.11.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Unfortunately at the highest level thus far (sunday at majors and the ryder cup) he's completely crumbled under the pressure.

He seems like a nice chap so I hope he can overcome this. However, I'm highly sceptical that he can.
02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStord
Sometimes that ''ton of confidence'' Sends mentions can disappear in a heartbeat. Hopefully, he can avoid overthinking and roll with this fine run of play he is experiencing. He would make a great major champion, no doubt about it.
02.11.2013 | Unregistered Commentergov. lepetomane
" off to Maui for a vacation" I wouldn't take a break now. As Crash Davis said: "Never f--- with a hot streak."
I just love his pace of play.

Why can't the others be more like him?
02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
His pace is natural for him. He talks fast as well, for example. It was rumored his wife asked him if he might consider slowing down every now and then, if you catch the drift.... :)

Seriously, the MD crew or the afternoon show timed him on several facets of his game, and once a decision was mad as to club, line, etc, he was 13 seconds from start of address to impact!!! INCLUDING PUTTING! Pretty impressive, but I find it very hard to not take a practice swing espcialy with tough or uneven lies, and he just seems to put the club behind the ball and pull the trigger.
02.11.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
off to Malibu??? As Crash Davis said to Nuke "never f--- with a hot streak"
No Longer...
He's off to Maui, Hawaii-- not Malibu....
02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterFW
Snedeker: "The important thing now is to win majors."

I hope Luke Donald or Colin Montgomerie don't hear that.
02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
Sean Martin notes that Patrick Reed also not into the field at the Northern Trust with a 7th place finish. But...teeing off at INDUSTRY HILLS today to sharpen up for Riv just in case Jerry West calls him up? (People actually golf at Industry Hills?) Why not practice at one of the LA area courses overgrown with kikuyu? Is Industry Hills overgrown with kikuyu? To chip and pitch off kikuyu is paramount this week (unless you hit every fairway and green, in which case, WFC).
Um...@TRaGDWTBTP...I'm pretty sure the Monday qualifier is at Industry Hills...so that's why he's teeing it up there :)
02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex H
Yeechhh! IH has hosted the Monday qualifier for years now. It is, according to IH, 'one of the oldest and most prestigious public golf courses on the west coast'. Almost 34 years old now? And I seem to remember gs challenging Pacific Palms on their purported purchasing of accolades such as 'best golf course in the US'. The boys did go low today, but Duval and DiMarco had a few too many bogeys to qualify.
02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTRaGDWTBTP

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