Why is Brandt Snedeker playing so well?
By mustang6560 on 7/20/12
Did anyone pick Brandt Snedeker for their Best Ball Majors Challenge team?
If you did, I applaud your foresight. If you didn't, don't feel bad. I'm pretty sure Brandt was not on anyone's radar coming into The Open Championship.
In his first three starts at The Open, Brandt Snedeker missed the cut ('08, '09, '11). However, the Nashville native looks like a seasoned links veteran at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Brandt opened with a bogey-free 4-under-par 66 in the first round and he followed that up with a bogey-free 6-under-par 64 today. His 10-under-par sets a new 36 hole score record at The Open.
Prior to the first round, the bookies had Brandt at 150/1 to win at Royal Lytham. His odds are now 3/1. There is still a lot of golf left to be played so Brandt doesn't want to count his chickens before the eggs hatch, but he's put himself in a great position for the weekend!
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I don't get the name of the post? I doubt he will hold it together over the weekend. I hope its not a runaway win that would be boring, now if Tiger ran away with it that would be another story but Brandt, eh...
I hope Brandt wins it going away....
joe jones says:
He has been very lucky when he has hit his driver off line. On each occasion he has found a good lie and avoided the many pot bunkers. Of course he has also capitalized on each occasion by getting the ball back in play. Links golf is always a combination of luck and skill. Lets see what happens during rounds 3 and 4 .
Two rounds at the open w/o a bogey is some REALLY good golf. I suppose we could give him the nickname "The Ginger Avenger." Maybe not!
I picked him. No idea why.
** UPDATE ** Brandt's -10 ties the 36 hole record - not sets the 36 hole record.
Matt F says:
Nate, can you kill this fool. ^^^
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