Brandt Snedeker made 23 birdies and just one bogey in route winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by three strokes over Nick Watney. His 22-under par score is a 72-hole tournament record.
“For me to play one bogey in 72 holes, I’ve never thought that that was possible” said Snedeker.(PGATour.com)
Very humble remark from Sneds….we would like to be able to go 18 holes with just one bogey! That is a fantastic four days of golf for Brandt. So we think this will lead to big things in 2015 right? Wait didn’t we say that last week about Jason Day? Yes. We mean it this week too. (admittedly with a little less conviction)
Brandt is another example that Butch Harmon may, in fact, be the greatest teacher of professional golfers alive today. Add Sneds to the list of Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler just to name a few. All receiving similar improvement in their games.
“He did a great job of kind of helping me understand how I swing the golf club, what I need to do to be successful,” Snedeker said. “The great thing about Butch is he’s not technical at all. He instills confidence in you when you don’t even realize he’s doing it.”(PGATour.com)
Snedeker and his Pro-Am partner, Toby Wilt almost pulled off the double-dip. Wilt is a fellow Vanderbilt alum and Brandt’s partner at Pebble Beach each year. They finished 2nd to Pat Perez and Michael Lund, a co-founder of Pandora Jewelry. Perez finished T4 in the individual competition at 17-under.
“It’s the best week of my life,” said Lund, an 8 handicap. “Obviously when you come here you want to win, but I guess you just can’t believe that it actually happened. So I’m loss of words.” (AP)
Congratulations to all the winners this week. (weird to say that at a PGA Tour event)
We would like to take this time to pat ourselves on the back…again. Let’s look back at our GolfMonger Picks….oh yeah we had Snedeker. This is starting to get scary. We are on a three week streak of picking the winner. People are going to start thinking that we know what we are talking about here soon. Of course we don’t! Not really! Just on a lucky streak right now.
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