Brandt Snedeker wins Tour Championship, FedExCup, and $11.4 million
By mustang6560 on 9/24/12
Brandt Snedeker won the Tour Championship Sunday to win the FedExCup and $11.4 million.
"I think it solidifies what I already know," Snedeker said. "I think when I play my best golf, my best golf is some of the best in the world. I've never had more confidence in myself than I have the last five weeks, and I made sure that I kept telling myself that all day. I am one of the best players in the world. This is supposed to happen. It's OK to feel nervous, and no matter what I feel today, everybody else in the field feels exactly the same way I do.

"So go out there and get it done. I did a great job of that."
The former Vanderbilt standout was fifth in the FedExCup Points heading into East Lake, so mathematically he was in a good position to win. However, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson were ahead of him in the standings, so no one really expected him to win (I didn't think Brandt was going to win until he chipped in on the 71st hole).

Despite winning two playoff events (Deutsche Bank and BMW), current world number one Rory finished second in the FedExCup.
"I'm a little disappointed, but at the same time, Brandt really deserves to win," McIlroy said. "He played the best golf out of anyone. He knew what he needed to do. He needed to come in here and win. He controlled his own destiny, just like I did. And he was able to come and do that. So because of that, he really deserves it."
The focus immediately turns to the Ryder Cup and Medinah Country Club, which is the last important golf tournament of 2012. As one of four captain's picks, it'll be interesting to see if Brandt can use the momentum of winning the Tour Championship and FedExCup to help him in the Ryder Cup. I hope he's not emotionally and physically drained from last weekend and plays well in his Ryder Cup debut.

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joe jones says:
This certainly validates Davis Love picking Snedeker and Furyk for the Ryder Cup. Hopefully they will carry over to match play what served them so well in FedX. Straight off the tee and a hot putter.
legitimatebeef says:
Torleif Sorenson says:
My respect for Snedeker just jumped; this is a gentleman of real *character*: "Of anybody that I know, I do not need $11 million. So there are going to be things we can do to really help people. So that's the way I look at it. This is unbelievable to be financially stable for the rest of my career. As long as I'm not an idiot, I should be fine, really. I really think we can make a difference and help a lot of people out in Nashville and Tennessee and the surrounding areas."

"I admire men of character and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. And that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is."
— Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army (Ret.) (1934- )
homermania says:
GBogey says:
I've been a fan of him for awhile as I like the way he just gets up and hits the ball without delay. However, at some point the PGA has to penalize players for hitting hospitality tents. I think the next time I fly one 20-30 yards past the green I'm just going to take a free drop because if it was a big tournament a hospitality tent would have bailed me out.
mjaber says:
@GBogey... Maybe they should make them "play it as it lies."
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