The consistent Brandt Snedeker rode a steady and occasionally electrifying performance to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a brilliant score of 19-under par. That was good enough to overcome excellent Day 4 performances from Chris Kirk, Kevin Stadler and Jimmy Walker, who all finished well to take top-five finishes.
Snedeker has established himself as one of the premier names in golf, and this win further cements his ascent into the mainstream. Check out just how dominant the American has been, courtesy of the PGA Tour:
How dominant has Brandt Snedeker been this season? He's played 18 rounds -- and been in the top five on the leaderboard after 11 of them.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 10, 2013
The day started with Snedeker and Chris Hahn atop the leaderboard, tied at 12-under par, with Kirk and Patrick Reed not far behind. Neither Reed nor Hahn could keep pace with the tremendous performances from Snedeker and his closest competitors, as Kirk, Stadler and Walker all excelled on the tournament's final day.
Snedeker set the tone early with an eagle on the par-five second hole, and he took off from there. He continued to birdie three of the next five holes to establish a big lead that he would hold for the remainder of the tournament.
He managed to do this despite a rib injury threatening his ability to finish the tournament, further illustrating how incredible Snedeker's performance really was.
There was some drama, however, as Kirk really caught fire near the end of the tournament. Kirk birdied three-of-four holes at one point in his comeback bid, but he eventually leveled off to finish second.
Kevin Stadler's excellent round is also worthy of notice. He wasn't even in the top 10 after Day 3, but Stadler's brilliant seven-under round, free of any bogeys, put the American in the top five by the tournament's end.
Robert Garrigus gives almost all of his good work today back on one hole, taking a 9 on the par-5 14th. Drops back to 9-under, T16.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 10, 2013
No recap would be complete without a recollection of the day's worst moment, and that would have to be Robert Garrigus' quadruple-bogey on the par-five 14th hole. Before that meltdown, Garrigus was 12-under par and still very much in the picture.
Let's take a look at some of the highlights from today's action, courtesy of PGATour.com.
Brandt Snedeker had one of his best shots of the day on the par-five No. 2, hitting his approach within five feet to eventually eagle the hole.
Let's give some of the amateurs some credit here, as Tony Romo knocked in a nice 17-foot putt for birdie on No. 17.
James Hahn had one of the most impressive recovery shots of the day on No. 9, knocking a shot from the deep rough close enough for a tap-in.
Here is the final leaderboard from the action in California. You can check the complete scores at PGA.com.
|T7||Patrick Reed ||68-69-67-70||-12|