RBC Canadian Open: Brandt Snedeker Picks Up Second Win of 2013, Major Championship Not Far Off
Brandt Snedeker better send Hunter Mahan a really nice present to commemorate the birth of Mahan’s first child. Had he not chosen to bow out of the RBC Canadian Open, Mahan would have likely given Sneds a run for his money. As it stands now, however, Snedeker picked up his second victory of the 2013 season. That win also puts him over the $20 million mark in career earnings. Not too shabby for a 32 year old. Despite the victory, Snedeker will remain at seventh in the official world golf rankings, but he has put himself into great position heading into the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Having been on a tear over the last year or so, Snedeker picked up his fourth win in two years with a three shot victory at Glen Abbey Golf Club. There were a handful of golfers within striking distance that have experience getting into the winner’s circle, but there was no stopping Snedeker this week. William McGirt, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn tied for second – all three shots back.
“Just ecstatic right now,” Snedeker said. “This is a tournament I said early on in my career I wanted to win just because my caddie (Scott Vail) is actually from Canada and it’s his national open. It meant a lot to him, meant a lot to me. Third-oldest tournament on TOUR and it’s got some great history to it, and now to put my name on that trophy it means a lot.”
It’s really only a matter of time until Snedeker has a few major championship titles to his credit. He’s already won the TOUR Championship, so it’s clear that the pressure doesn’t bother him. It’s just a matter of putting everything together at the correct time.