Tag Archives: Brandt Snedeker

Sep
13
2013
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup
Fifty-effing-nine!

Fifty-effing-nine!

Jim Furyk shot a sizzling 12-under 59 to become only the sixth player to post golf’s magic number during the second round of the BMW Championship.

Furyk, who started on no. 10, posted six birdies and an eagle on the back nine (his first) for an eight-under 28 at Conway Farms — which matched Phil Mickelson’s effort two weeks ago in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship (but Phil had to settle with a 63).

The question was whether Furyk could carry over the momentum on the next nine holes and control his nerves to achieve such a remarkable feat.

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Sep
12
2013
Whoa, dude!

Whoa, dude!

In the week-off between the Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship, Brandt Snedeker didn’t touch a golf club until Wednesday’s pro-am at Conway Farms. In fact, he wasn’t even feeling that great with the putter, until he rolled in a 14-footer from the fringe on no. 13 (teed off no. 10) for birdie that propelled him to make six more in a row.

Snedeker fired a bogey-free, eight-under 63, to take a one-shot lead over Zach Johnson (64) in the first round. 

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Aug
10
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

Golf Channel’s Steve Sands was giving a live update from the driving range at Oak Hill on Saturday morning when Brandt Snedeker decided to use Sands for target practice.

This is so awesome that it might even rival Jason Dufner’s record-tying 63 as the greatest thing we’ve seen this week at the PGA Championship. OK, maybe that’s taking it a little too far (and I’m sleep-deprived and delirious), but it wins best-in-show in the non-golf category.

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Jul
31
2013
For the win!

For the win!

By the Numbers has been a little sketchy schedule-wise this summer, but with a big stretch of golf coming up, look for more regular postings. This week’s Numbers will look at Phil Mickelson’s Open Championship victory and Brandt Snedeker’s win at the RBC Canadian Open.

I would have liked to do more on Phil’s victory, but the majors do not use ShotLink, and as such, there is very little good data/statistics available for analysis (and anyone who tries to do a stats analysis on the majors is BS-ing you). Without further ado, your By the Numbers Open redux:

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Jul
19
2013
Jimenez

Jimenez knows how to live

Miguel Angel Jimenez enjoys a fine cigar and a glass or five of Rioja, and he has the best pre-warmup stretching routine on the planet. He’s also leading the Open at the halfway mark. Jimenez, who teed off in perhaps the toughest conditions of the day, survived two brutally difficult tests of golf, posting an even-par 71 after opening with three-under 68 at Muirfield.

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May
2
2013
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
Hell yes!

Hell yes!

Congratulations to Billy Horschel on his maiden victory on the PGA Tour, which many thought was a long time coming. In some ways this win was predictable, as Horschel had been knocking on the door for a while (three straight top 10s), although that didn’t stop me from accidentally leaving him on the bench for Fantasy Golf (not that I’m bitter or anything). But how did Horschel get to the winner’s circle? And how good has Horschel’s start been this year?

Without further ado, the Zurich Classic, By the Numbers (and we’re not talking about how many fried oysters were consumed).

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Apr
14
2013
Sneds!

Look who is at top of leaderboard: The hottest player on the PGA Tour in early 2013: Sneds!

What a rollercoaster. What a day. What a week. Oh, just another non-controversial Masters. I totally jinxed it earlier this week when I thought I was going to get to watch this year’s Masters relatively stress-free from my couch with an easy workload. And of course, Tiger Woods was going to cruise to victory for his 15th major and all would be right in the world.

I should have known better. That doesn’t happen. In fact, it never does, especially when you think it will. Duh.

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Mar
29
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

After Deadspin posted this legendary picture of Jason Dufner hanging out with kids at a charity event in Irving, Texas, #Dufnering has become a trending meme on the internets. Here are some of the best from the pros, along with others around the Twittersphere…

Feb
14
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Michelle Wie high-5s Lydia Ko for being absolutely awesome

Michelle Wie high-5s Lydia Ko for being absolutely awesome

Sorry I’ve been MIA. I’ve had some personal issues to sort out the last few days, but I’m back, and I’ve missed you all!

Not to get all sappy and cheesy, but I’m going to go there. Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to the few friends who have gone above and beyond to help a damsel in distress. A friend who asks his friend to take in a total stranger, no questions, is so underrated. I’ve expressed my undying gratitude to these wonderful people, but again, your kindness and friendship and support mean more to me than words can express (and have outweighed the crappiness or at least helped loads).

Alright, now let’s get on to what we’ve missed in golf news this week. Oh, by the way, I am in the L.A. area, and I will be at Riviera starting tomorrow (hopefully — I probably shouldn’t promise that given the way things have gone this week). It was just kind of difficult to pull myself away from refuge here

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