Tied for the lead coming into the final round, Brandt Snedeker was able to continue his great play and win the Tour Championship. With that victory Snedeker also claimed the FedEx Cup (along with its $10 million bonus) and his fourth-ever PGA Tour win. Snedeker’s 68 set him apart from a field that included Justin Rose (2nd), Luke Donald (3rd), and a slew of his Ryder Cup teammates. Favorites Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy struggled throughout the day and played their way out of contention.
Snedeker was consistent over the course of the entire weekend, with 68′s in both the opening and final rounds. The 64 that he carded in the third round was the lowest score of the tournament. His biggest play on Sunday might have been his chip-in on 17 to change what was destined to be a bogey or a par into a birdie. Despite a bogey on the final hole, Snedeker was able to finish comfortably with his three-shot lead.
Snedeker’s play likely silenced those that questioned his inclusion in Davis Love III’s Ryder Cup team. Coming into the event some controversy surrounded his inclusion ahead of other candidates such as Hunter Mahan. He will look to continue his high level of play and further establish his reputation as he helps the U.S. take on the Europeans this weekend.