Aug 20th, 2018
Brandt Snedeker wins Wyndham by 3
For wire to wire victory
Brandt Snedeker claimed a three-shot victory over Taiwan’s C.T. Pan at the Wyndham, a victory all the more remarkable because he was carrying an injury.
Before the tournament started he tweeted that ‘my sternum joint has become unstable and does not allow me to hit a golf ball without pain.’
That did not stop him going low on the opening day with a fantastic 59, and the fact that he had to play 29 holes on Sunday didn’t phase him either. He carded a 68 for his third round, and then went straight out to shoot a closing round of 65 to claim his three-shot win.
C.T. Pan chased hard with a 66, even taking the lead on the back nine, and Webb Simpson was clearly in the mood as he posted a 62. All three were tied for the lead, until Snedeker produced a critical chip from a terrible lie on the 15th to get within three feet and make the putt for birdie.
With a brilliantly executed 19-footer on the 18th for birdie, victory was his as Simpson could only find a bogey, and C.T. Pan produced an untimely double.
Here are the final day highlights:
“When you don't have your health out here and you're trying to fight through it, it's really tough because you know what you're capable of and your body's not letting you do what you think you should be able to do.,” Snedeker said after the round. “Fortunately enough, I felt good enough to be able to practice and put the time in and it came through today."
Here are the highlights from his opening round 59.