Wyndham Championship: Brandt Snedeker claims first PGA Tour win since 2016

Brandt Snedeker
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Brandt Snedeker was unstoppable this weekend at the Wyndham Championship, a place that holds strong memories for the Nashville native.

He earned his first tour win at Wyndham 11 years ago, and now the PGA Tour pro picked up his ninth career win, and his first since 2016, after carding a 21-under 259 at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Snedeker beat Webb Simpson — who carded a 62 on Sunday — and C.T. Pan by three strokes.

A birdie on the par-4 18th hole sealed Snedeker’s final round score of 5-under par 65.

“I guess I’m turning into Bubba Watson, wanting to cry every two seconds out here,” Snedeker joked after his win. “You know, it being my first tour win and having Wyndham believe in me in 2007 when I was a 26-year-old kid and being my longest term corporate sponsor out here … Everyone has done a great job to make me feel like I’m a part of the family.

“So to do it here, to shoot 59 on Thursday, to be in the lead all week and deal with that pressure every night, to be able to step up to the plate today and shoot a 65 when I had to, it means the world to me.”

On Thursday, Snedeker opened the last tournament before the FedExCup playoffs making history with a sub-60 round. He became only the ninth player in tour history to score a round that low, and easily claimed the top spot on the leaderboard with his 11-under 59.

Snedeker enjoyed a cushion heading into the final round and handled the pressure well with players like Simpson, Pan and Jim Furyk, who shot a 63 on Sunday, climbing up the leaderboard on the final day of play. Furyk ended the regular season in a two-way tie for fourth with D.A. Points at 17-under par.

Simpson’s great finish shot him up the FedExCup standings, as he’s projected to move from 12th to seventh place. Snedeker is also projected to jump up in the standings, a whopping 50 places, to sit in 30th.