Who's who: Brandt Snedeker

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Who's who: Brandt Snedeker

  • Name:

    Brandt Newell Snedeker
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Dec 8, 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Nashville, Tenn.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2004
  • Website:

    https://www.brandtsnedeker.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2012, '16). Presidents Cup player (2013). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour. PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2007). FedEx Cup Champion (2012).

Did you know?

Snedeker was introduced to the game of golf by his maternal grandmother who managed a golf course in Missouri. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in his home city of Nashville, Tennessee in 2003, the same year as he won the US Amateur Public Links Championship. He turned professional in 2004.

After two years on the Nationwide Tour, "Sneds" joined the PGA Tour in 2007. He announced his presence with a course-record equalling 61 on Torrey Pines' North Course in the first round of the Buick Invitational (a tournament in which he finished third). Snedeker's peers voted him Rookie of the Year for 2007, and his earnings of $2.8 million are the largest ever by a rookie.

Several notable PGA Tour wins followed in ensuing years, including the Tour Championship in 2012, two Pebble Beach National Pro-Ams, a Canadian Open and the coveted and lucrative FedEx Cup. In winning the 2018 Wyndham Championship, Sneds became the tenth player to shoot a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour.

Top tournaments won by Brandt Snedeker

2018
America
259 (-21)
$1,080,000
Wyndham

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

259 (-21)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Wyndham

Played as the Wyndham Championship (Aug 16-19). Second-placed Webb Simpson (USA) and Cheng-tsung "C.T." Pan (Taiw) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire Snedeker (USA), whose opening round 59 was the tenth sub-60 round recorded on the PGA Tour. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].

2016
America
282 (-6)
$1,170,000
Farmers Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

Farmers Ins.

Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 28-31). Second-placed Kyung-Ju "KJ" Choi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Snedeker (USA), who claimed his eighth PGA Tour title. Snedeker finished his final round on the Sunday, but others needed a Monday finish due to bad weather on the weekend. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].

2016
Aus/NZ
272 (-16)
A$237,500
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

A$237,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Fiji International (Oct 6-9; Aus/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Michael Hendry (NZ) finished 9 shots behind Brandt Snedeker (USA), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Natadola Bay GC, Viti Levu, Fiji].

2015
America
186 (-30)
$385,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

186 (-30)

Prize money

$385,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Dec 10-12; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Harris English (USA) & Matt Kuchar (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jason Dufner (USA) & Brandt Snedeker (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2015
America
265 (-22)
$1,224,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

265 (-22)

Prize money

$1,224,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 12-15). Second-placed Nick Watney (USA) finished 3 shots behind Snedeker (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore course) and Spyglass Hill GC].

2013
America
272 (-16)
$1,008,000
RBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,008,000

Title sponsor

RBC

Played as the RBC Canadian Open (July 25-28). Second-placed William McGirt (USA), Dustin Johnson (USA), Matt Kuchar (USA) and Jason Bohn (USA) finished 3 shots behind Brandt Snedeker (USA). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

2013
America
267 (-19)
$1,170,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

267 (-19)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 7-10). Second-placed Chris Kirk (USA) finished 2 shots behind Snedeker (USA), who posted his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore course) and Spyglass Hill GC].

2012
America
272 (-16)
$1,044,000
Farmers Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

Farmers Ins.

Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 26-29). Snedeker (USA) beat Kyle Stanley (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Stanley was on the verge of his first PGA Tour win, but his triple-bogey 8 at the final hole gave Snedeker an unexpected playoff opportunity. Stanley made amends the following week by winning the Phoenix Open. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].

2012
America
270 (-10)
$1,440,000
Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola (Sept 20-23; last of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Snedeker (USA), who gained enough points to win the season-long FedEx Cup and associated $10 million bonus. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].

2012
Awards
4,100 pts
$10 million
FedEx

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Venue

Score

4,100 pts

Prize money

$10 million

Title sponsor

FedEx

Brandt Snedeker (USA) won the PGA Tour 2012 season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was second with 2827 pts. Tiger Woods (USA) was third with 2663 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.

2011
America
272 (-12)
$1,026,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$1,026,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Heritage (April 21-24). Snedeker (USA) beat Luke Donald (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

2007
America
Forest Oaks CC
266 (-22)
$900,000
Wyndham

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Venue

Forest Oaks CC

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Wyndham

Played as the Wyndham Championship (Aug 16-19; formerly Chrysler Classic of Greensboro). Second-placed Tim Petrovic (USA), Jeff Overton (USA) and Billy Mayfair (USA) finished 2 shots behind tour rookie and first-time PGA Tour winner Snedeker (USA). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].

2007
Awards
$2,836,643
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Venue

Score

$2,836,643

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Snedeker (USA) won the PGA Tour 2007 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 17th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $2,836,643.

2003
Amateur
Blue Heron Pines
10 & 9
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Snedeker, Brandt

Venue

Blue Heron Pines

Score

10 & 9

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Snedeker (USA) beat Dayton Rose (USA) 10 and 9 in the 36-hole final. [East course, Blue Heron Pines GC, Galloway, NJ].

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