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Posted August 20, 2018 in "Watts" In The Bag by Trevor Cigich
Article by Ron Green Jr. of Global Golf Post
Brandt Snedeker’s ninth career Tour victory was a brilliant performance at one of his favorite spots. It had been more than two years since his last victory on the circuit, and he since had experienced some difficult spells because of health issues.
But Snedeker has felt his game coming back and it all came together at Sedgefield, starting with his opening 59 that set the tone for the weekend. Snedeker, who also won at Greensboro in 2007, finished at 21-under-par 259.
“I’ve still got a lot of great golf in me,” Snedeker said. “I can’t wait to try to make a run at Atlanta (the Tour Championship). I’m playing great. I’m one of those players who gets on hot streaks and rides them while I can.”
It was a long Sunday for Snedeker, whose third round was suspended due to a thunderstorm Saturday afternoon. Snedeker played 10 holes Sunday morning to complete his third round then started the final round with a one-stroke lead ahead of David Hearn and Brian Gay.
Snedeker shot a final-round 65 but he had challengers coming from several directions, most notably C.T. Pan, who momentarily had the outright lead after his birdie at the par-5 15th.
The difficult par-4 18th hole played a critical role in Snedeker’s victory. Pan hit his tee shot out of bounds there, leading to a double bogey that wiped out his chance of winning his first PGA Tour title.
“Just a couple of noises in my head which caused me to hit a bad shot. It’s my fault,” Pan said. “I can learn something from it.”
Earlier, Webb Simpson had come to the 18th hole tied for the lead with Snedeker and Pan, but a poor drive led to a bogey that put a damper on his final-round 62.
“I knew it was going to take something super low,” Simpson said. I had a great time out there making a push. Wish I could have the swing on 18 back.”
Driver: Bridgestone Tour B JGR prototype (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-6X
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M3 (15 and 19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec
Wedges: Bridgestone J40 (48 degrees), Bridgestone J15 (52 bent to 51 degrees, and 56 bent to 55 degrees), Titleist Vokey TVD Prototype (60-06K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie
Length: 34 inches
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X
Grips: Lamkin Crossline
Republished with permission from Global Golf Post