Brandt Snedeker has won the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup after a gutty Sunday that saw him outlast Ryan Moore and Justin Rose for the biggest win in his career.
His chip-in birdie from off the 17th hole was the kind of shot that creates a legend. Snedeker had survived a double-bogey on the sixth hole and never fell out of the lead the entire day. His ability to put the tournament, and therefore the Cup, away on the 71st hole says a lot about his game.
The approach had just missed short and was sitting up quite well for his chip. From 27 feet, not even Snedeker was thinking he was going to hole it as he elected to leave the flag in the hole. A clutch shot for a guy who has come close to breaking through on the big stage a couple times.
As 2012 draws to a close on the PGA Tour, it is once again time to reflect on what was an amazing season that saw four different golfers win major championship, showed that no lead on a Sunday was safe and may have created the long-awaited great rivalry that Tiger Woods has been looking for and seeking for a long time.
With the Ryder Cup up next for the Americans and Europeans this week at Chicago’s Medinah, it is time again to look at five things to file away from this year’s playoffs, heading into the future.