To say a win from Brandt Snedeker at the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was improbable would be the understatement of this young season.
Why? Because momentum isn’t always translatable, even for a golfer as terrific as Snedeker—last year’s FedEx Cup winner and the hottest player on tour this season with a T3 and pair of back-to-back runner-up finishes to Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
It almost felt natural to assume that as great as Snedeker had played these past few weeks, there was no way he’d match his sensational play this week at Pebble.
Well, you know what they say about assumptions.
Snedeker dismantled the field this week with four consecutive rounds in 60s, punctuated by a sizzling 65 in Sunday’s final round. As Norm MacDonald tweeted:
2 weeks ago second to Tiger, last week second to Phil, and this week Brandt Snedeker is second to none.
Let's take a look at Snedeker's special victory, as well as those competitors who both thrived and underwhelmed at Pebble Beach.