Tag Archives: Brandt Snedeker

Apr
3
2017

Leave it to yet a(nother) incredulous and absurd rules controversy to cloud the discussion and news coming out of Augusta National on Monday of arguably the biggest week in golf. In a regard, I’m glad the ANA Inspiration, one of the five majors in the women’s game, is actually getting attention, and the stories aren’t lost in the usually overwhelming joy and coverage of Masters previews as they have in years past.

Unfortunately, the spotlight isn’t on celebrating a great champion, but it’s golf’s latest rules debacle, which isn’t exactly the most flattering look for a niche sport that seems obsessed with the never-ending discussing on “growing the game.” Well, letting absurd rules incident play out dramatically on live television isn’t doing golf any favors.

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Sep
30
2016
By Stephanie Wei under Hazeltine

A few months ago, a colleague and I mused over how Tiger Woods was spending his time. At that point, we weren’t sure if he was practicing or playing or how much he was able to do either because of his nagging back injury. We joked he was playing video games and being Mr. Mom. Oh, and he was definitely watching every minute of PGA Tour coverage on Golf Channel. Heck, he might have been tuning in for the Champions Tour, Web.com Tour and LPGA, as well!–seriously, I wouldn’t be surprised.

Well, turns out as of late Woods had fully embraced his role as one of five vice-captains under U.S. Ryder Cup head honcho Davis Love III. Don’t mistake Tiger for a glorified golf cart driver (actually, he isn’t even driving one this week — he has his own personal chauffeur in Notah Begay. He’s taken on a major leadership role as essentially the team’s strategist and tactician.

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Sep
21
2016

East Lake GC

When players arrived at East Lake Golf Club this week for the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Ga., they couldn’t help but feel a bit disoriented. (I was certainly confused, initially.) Then, they remembered that tournament officials decided to switch the nines. This year at the FedExCup finale, the field of 30 will tee the hole formerly known as no. 10 and finish on the actual par-5 9th hole.

It’s strange when you first take a walk out there and pass the first hole — but, wait, it is now no. 10 this week — and it definitely does throw you off for a few minutes and then you realize the whole switch with the nines. It doesn’t sound like a big deal and it really isn’t, but it’s still confusing. 

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Feb
1
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Playing in the inclement, nearly unplayable conditions at Torrey Pines, Brandt Snedeker had one of the best rounds of the year — even though we’re barely into 2016. Snedeker, who had the good fortune of finishing the fourth round at the weather-delayed Farmers Insurance Open, posted a brilliant three-under 69 Sunday, making him the only player to break par.

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Jan
17
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

For most people, you were probably watching football, but the games ended in time so that you could’ve caught the finishing holes of the Sony Open! In case you didn’t, we did our best to watch for you (and stayed awake for most of it). Spoiler: You didn’t miss that much — well, the 18th hole was intriguing, but up until then, I thought the most interesting thing was eventual champion Fabian Gomez using the bathroom three times in 11 holes, per Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz.

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Jan
11
2016

There was really never a doubt — at least from the media — that Jordan Spieth wouldn’t close out the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. After trailing Patrick Reed by one following the first round, Spieth started to run away from the field on Friday, building a four-stroke lead and then he separated himself even more, with a five-shot lead heading into Sunday.

In many of our minds, the tournament was over before the weekend started, but you know, THERE WAS A LOT OF GOLF LEFT. Sure, that’s true. For just about any other golfer on the planet, I’m not sure we would’ve crowned Spieth the champion so quickly, but it’s Jordan Spieth we’re talking about here. He doesn’t blow leads. He doesn’t make major mistakes. He knows when to take risks and when to play it safe. He has the rare combo of talent and smarts.

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Jan
6
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

 

Happy New Year! Before I get started with the meat of this column, I’d like to pass along my best wishes for everyone in 2016. As I’ve mentioned, 2015 was a bit of a strange year, but it was also one of the greatest, and by far, it was the most memorable season for all four majors that I’ve witnessed in my young career. That said, I’m back covering PGA Tour events (along with as many European Tour ones I can do) and I’m ready for the new year.

As many often do when a new year rolls around, I’ve done some reflecting in the last couple of months, particularly when it comes to WUP. It’s no secret that my priorities have changed a bit in the past two years since I started doing more on-camera work (which I enjoy greatly and broadcasting has always been the ultimate goal for me when it comes to career development). Unfortunately, that’s taken time away from writing and looking after WUP with the passion that I have in its earlier years. 

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Jun
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

 

All week there was chatter about the poor condition of the greens at Chambers Bay. The pros expected better, especially at a U.S. Open, one of the four major championships in golf.

I learned in 2010 at the first U.S. Open I covered that talking to players on Sunday after they’re finished enduring what’s deemed as the toughest test of golf  is one of the most amusing days of the year — because they tend to vent and rant. However, this time around, there was plenty of complaints about the greens throughout the week. 

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Feb
16
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour Confidential

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As longtime readers know, I used to be a regular contributor/participant of golf.com’s weekly PGA Tour Confidential roundtable. Well, the editors wanted to show their support after my emotional Twitter rant of epic proportions yesterday (more on that in a bit), so they invited me to join them again as a guest.

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Feb
16
2015

Reeling from a slump from last season, Brandt Snedeker wanted to become relevant in golf again. He wasn’t yet qualified for any of the World Golf Championships, including the Cadillac Championship at Doral in less than a month, or the Masters. He didn’t like missing out and that was a motivating factor for him heading into today’s final round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Snedeker overcame a one-shot deficit as he teed off on Sunday and shot a third-consecutive five-under 67, posting a 22-under tournament total — which broke the scoring record he previously held after he won this event in 2013 — to win by three shots over Nick Watney. 

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