Wyndham Warrior Snedeker Wins – Wyndham Championship Final Round Notes

With his 2018 Wyndham Championship victory, Brandt Snedeker became a two-time winner adding his 2018 title to the one from his rookie season in 2007, his first PGA TOUR victory.  Snedeker is now one of only 10 multiple Wyndham winners with World Golf Hall of Famer and eight-time champion Sam Snead atop the list:

  • Sam Snead (1938, ’46, ’49, ’50, ’55, ’56, ’60 and ’65)
  • Davis Love III (1992, 2006 and ’15)
  • George Archer (1967 and ’72)
  • Billy Casper (1962 and ’68)
  • Danny Edwards (1977 and ’82)
  • Sandy Lyle (1986 and ’88)
  • Rocco Mediate (1993 and 2002)
  • Byron Nelson (1941 and ’45)
  • Doug Sanders (1963 and ’66)
  • Brandt Snedeker (2007 and ’18)

Five Things To Know

  • Brandt Snedeker becomes second wire-to-wire winner of 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season
  • Nick Taylor and Harris English move into the top 125 in the FedExCup standings
  • Sergio Garcia shoots even-par in the final round to miss the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time
  • Jim Furyk shoots 63 to claim his first top-5 finish in two years
  • By virtue of earning as many or more Non-Member points as No. 125 in the FedExCup standings after the Wyndham Championship, Joaquin Niemann and Kiradech Aphibarnrat earn fully-exempt status to the PGA TOUR for the 2018-19 season

Brandt Snedeker (-21/1st)

Age: 37 (December 8, 1980)

Joined TOUR: 2007

With his win at the Wyndham Championship

#30        FedExCup

306        PGA TOUR starts

9            PGA TOUR wins

23          PGA TOUR starts in 2017-18

4            Top-10s in 2017-18

11          Starts at Wyndham Championship

2            Wins at Wyndham Championship

6            Top-10s at the Wyndham Championship

4/10       Wins with 54-hole lead/co-lead

Wins (9): 2018 Wyndham Championship, 2016 Farmers Insurance Open, 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 2013 RBC Canadian Open, 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 2012 TOUR Championship, 2012 Farmers Insurance Open, 2011 RBC Heritage, 2007 Wyndham Championship

  • Capped off by a made 19’ 5” birdie putt on the 72nd hole, post a 5-under 65 to claim a 3-stroke victory at 21-under 259 in his 306th career PGA TOUR start at the age of 37 years, 8 months, 11 days
  • With the win, collects 500 FedExCup points and moves from 80th to No. 30 in the standings
  • This week marked his 10th career 54-hole lead/co-lead; wins (4): 2012 TOUR Championship, 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 2013 RBC Canadian Open, 2018 Wyndham Championship
  • Between the end of round three and all of round four, played 29 holes Sunday
  • First win on the PGA TOUR came at the 2007 Wyndham Championship (Forest Oaks Country Club)
  • Claims his ninth win on the PGA TOUR and first since the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open
  • Joins Brice Garnett (Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship) as a wire-to-wire winner this season on TOUR
  • Since moving to Sedgefield Country Club in 2008, the 54-hole leader/co-leader has now converted for the win eight times
  • Becomes the 29th 54-hole leader/co-leader to win the event since 1976
  • The 54-hole leader/co-leader on the PGA TOUR this season has now won 27 times this season
  • Has now won the same tournament for a second time on three occasions; Wyndham Championship (2007, 2018), Farmers Insurance Open (2012, 2016) and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (2013, 2015)
  • Marks his fourth top-10 finish of the season. With the exception of 2014, has collected at least four top-10 finishes a season since joining the PGA TOUR in 2007. Claimed three in 2014
  • 54-hole total of 194 tied his low on TOUR (2016 Sony Open in Hawaii/finished 2nd)
  • Joins Al Geiberger (1977 FedEx St. Jude Classic), David Duval (1999 CareerBuilder Challenge), Stuart Appleby (2010 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier) and Justin Thomas (2017 Sony Open in Hawaii) as players to post sub-60 scores on the PGA TOUR and go on to win that week

Webb Simpson (-18/T2)

  • Made seven birdies, an eagle-three at No. 5 and one bogey (No. 18) en route to a 62
  • For the second straight season, has finished the event at 18-under 262
  • For the second straight round, played Nos. 5-8 eagle-birdie-par-birdie
  • Hit 17/18 greens in regulation and 60/72 for the week (T6)
  • 2011 Wyndham Championship winner was making his 10th start in the event with top-10 finishes in 2018/T2, 2017/3rd, 2015/T6, 2014/T5, 2011/1st, and 2010/T8
  • Including win at THE PLAYERS Championship, claims his seventh top-10 finish of the season
  • Was in search of his sixth career PGA TOUR title and second of the season
  • Moves from No. 12 in the FedExCup standings to No. 7
  • Posted sub-par scores in all four rounds of last week’s PGA Championship to finish T19

C.T. Pan (-18/T2)

  • Tied for the lead at 20-under par on the 72nd hole, an errant tee shot resulted in a double-bogey six and final-round 65
  • With the runner-up finish, moves to No. 63 in the FedExCup standings
  • Dating to a T17 at the Quicken Loans National, 12 of his last 16 scores in have been below par (does not include Barracuda Championship in Modified Stableford Scoring format/T11)
  • Best finish of the 2017-18 season before this week came in his most recent start (T11/Barracuda Championship)
  • His wife, Michelle, served as caddie this week. The last player on TOUR to win with wife as caddie was Patrick Reed at the 2013 Wyndham Championship

Jim Furyk (-17/T4)

  • American Team Ryder Cup Captain’s final-round 63 to finish T4 at 17-under 263 marked his lowest score on the PGA TOUR since posting the same score in the final round of the 2015 RBC Heritage, site of his 17th and most recent TOUR win.
  • T4 finish marked his best finish since a T2 at the 2016 U.S. Open
  • Marked his sixth top-10 finish in 14 starts in the Wyndham Championship. Has now finished inside the top 10 in each of his last three starts at Sedgefield Country Club (T4/2018, T10/2016, T9/2011)

D.A. Points (-17/T4)

  • Needing a win to move inside the top 125 and extend his season into the FedExCup Playoffs, holed his approach shot on No. 2 from 152 yards to move into solo-second at 15-under. The eagle-2 came after a bogey at the first hole. Finished with a 3-under 67 to finish T4 and end his season ranked 176th in the standings
  • Has made just six cuts in 25 starts in 2017-18, with this week’s T4 yielding the best result
  • Has nine under-par scores in last 12 rounds after starting the season with eight in 49 rounds

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