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Winner’s Circle: Brandt Snedeker Captures Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker shot a 65 on Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club to capture his ninth PGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship.

Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker celebrates on the 18th green after making birdie to win the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on August 19, 2018 in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Snedeker, who opened with a 59 on Thursday, finished his final day in Greensboro with a single bogey offset by six birdies, highlighted by a final-hole gain to finish three clear of the field at 21-under par.

The victory earned the 37-year old Tennessee native $1,080,000 and 500 points, which will move him from No. 80 to 30th in the standings.


PRO-FILE

Name: Brandt Newell Snedeker
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 185 lb
Birthdate: December 8, 1980 (age 37)
Native: Nashville, Tennessee
Resides: Franklin, Tennessee
College: Vanderbilt


ROUND-BY-ROUND

ROUND ONE
1. Brandt Snedeker -11
2. Ryan Moore -7
2. John Oda -7

ROUND TWO
1. Brandt Snedeker -14
2. D.A. Points -12
2. C.T. Pan -12

ROUND THREE
1. Brandt Snedeker -16
2. Brian Gay -15
2. David Hearn -15

FINAL ROUND
1. Brandt Snedeker -21
2. Webb Simpson -18
2. C.T. Pan -18
4. Jim Furyk -17
4. D.A. Points -17


SNEDKER’S STATS

TOP-LINE NUMBERS

Driving Distance: 315.4 yards (25th)
Driving Accuracy: 32/56, 57.1% (51st)
Greens in Regulation: 58/72, 80.6% (19th)
Putts Per GIR: 1.633 (2nd)

SCORING

Par 3: -5 (6 Birdies, 9 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par 4: -7 (1 Eagle, 11 Birdies, 30 Pars, 6 Bogeys)
Par 5: -9 (1 Eagle, 7 Birdies)
Aggregate Scoring: -21 (2 Eagles, 24 Birdies, 39 Pars, 7 Bogeys)


SNEDEKER’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


2018 PGA TOUR SEASON

Starts: 22
Cuts Made: 15
Wins: 1
Earnings: $2,375,867
Earnings Per Start: $107,994
FedExCup Points: 1077 (30)


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 9
2018 Wyndham Championship
2016 Farmers Insurance Open
2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2013 RBC Canadian Open
2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2012 Tour Championship
2012 Farmers Insurance Open
2011 The Heritage
2007 Wyndham Championship

European Tour: 1
2016 Fiji International


MONEY

With his win, Snedeker earned $1,080,000 and 550 points to move to No. 30 in the FedExCup standings.


WORLD RANKING

Snedeker received 34 OWGR points, and should move to No. 50, according to our early projections, in the Official World Golf Rankings.


EXIT QUESTION

Coming into the week, obviously one of the main storylines is the guys on the bubble of the FedExCup Playoffs. You weren’t on the bubble, you were 80, but this was an opportunity for you to make a big jump, which you did. You’re number 30 as we approach the Northern Trust next week. How important is it to make a jump like that the week before?

Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker celebrates on the 18th green after making birdie to win the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on August 19, 2018 in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

SNEDEKER: Yeah, it’s huge. Your position going into the Playoffs dictates a lot of your chances of winning the FedExCup Playoffs, dictates how you can think and play, your realistic chances of winning or not winning. As somebody who’s been fortunate enough to win before, I realize how important it is to be in a good position going into the Playoffs and also to play well when you’re there.

To be perfectly frank, I didn’t have any chance at all of winning the FedExCup Playoffs when I showed up here this week and there’s just no way, as far back as I was, I didn’t see it happening. After this week I feel like I have a chance, I feel like I kind of put myself in position where three good weeks going to East Lake, you never know what’s going to happen. I’m a guy who always gets hot. When I get hot playing golf it’s a lot of fun because I can kind of stay there for a little while and then I kind of tail off. So I’m getting hot at the right time, can’t wait for the next three weeks and trying to work my way into Atlanta and have a chance to win the FedExCup Playoffs.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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