Name:Brandt Newell Snedeker
Born:Dec 8, 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Original/Home Club:Nashville, Tenn.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.].
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].
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].
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].
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.
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].
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].
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.
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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