When Brandt Snedeker sat down in the interview room after his incredible come-from-behind victory over Luke Donald at The Heritage, he chuckled, like he was sharing an inside joke with himself. That’s because he was. “I literally couldn’t envision sitting in this room when I teed off at noon,” opened Snedeker. “I didn’t have really any expectations today at all.”
Snedeker teed off nearly two hours earlier and rallied from six shots back to beat Donald in a riveting three-hole playoff — and denied the Englishman of the No. 1 ranking (which Lee Westwood will retake after winning in Indonesia earlier in the day). He got off to a hot start, rolling in three consecutive birdies in the first four holes. And then he added two more on Nos. 6 and 7. Suddenly, he was on the first page of the leaderboard and I decided to catch him at the turn. My plan was to walk a few and then trail back to follow the leaders, but Sneds was playing so well it was hard to pull myself away.