• "I'm feeling pretty emotional right now," said Brandt Snedeker
• Pat Perez and Michael Lund win pro-am competition
Brandt Snedeker recorded a tournament record score at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after coming from one-shot back heading into the final day to win by three with a round of 67.
The 34-year-old American, who hadn’t won on the PGA Tour for almost 18 months, finished the competition on 22-under and an aggregate score of 265, beating his own record set in 2013 by two shots.
The win was Brandt Snedeker’s seventh on tour and lifts him from No.63 to No.31 in the world rankings, confirming his place at the Masters on April 9.
"It was a great day and I'm so thankful" - Brandt Snedeker
Speaking to Sky Sports afterwards, Snedeker said: “It feels awesome. I’m pretty emotional right now because it’s been a long time coming so it’s really special.
“It was a great day and I’m so thankful. I didn’t play perfectly but I fought well and made key putts and you have to do that around here.”
He also tweeted:
Snedeker, who finished T19 at the Farmers Insurance Open the previous week, had only one bogey throughout his four rounds in near-perfect conditions at Pebble Beach, opening with a 64 and following it up with three 67s.
Overnight leader Jim Furyk closed with a round of 74, leaving Nick Watney to be Snedeker’s nearest challenger, finishing three shots behind on 19-under after coming T7 in San Diego.
Charlie Beljan was third on 18-under, while last week’s winner Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez were a further shot back.
A well-liked player on the circuit, Snedeker’s victory prompted numerous tweets from fellow professionals, including Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, who were quick to congratulate the American.
Perez and playing partner Michael Lund were the pro-am winners on 42-under, two shots clear of Snedeker and Toby Wilt, while Patrick Reed and Jimmy Dunne III were third.
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