About Us Contact Us Advertise Newsletter

Golf news, golf reports, golf headlines, golf updates,golf features

Golf Today > News Archive > 2008 Archive >


Smiles back for Brandt Snedeker

Three days after riding a roller-coaster of emotion at the U.S. Masters, American Brandt Snedeker was in optimistic mood for this week’s Heritage Classic in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Snedeker, who dissolved into tears after battling to a five-over-par 77 in the final round at Augusta National, has gained perspective on what he achieved in the year’s opening major.

“I did a lot of great things last week,” Snedeker told reporters during preparations for Thursday’s opening round at the picturesque Harbour Town Golf Links.

“I was emotional because I came to close to living out one of my dreams and I wasn’t able to do it. It’s part of life, part of golf.”

Two strokes behind eventual winner Trevor Immelman of South Africa going into the final round at Augusta National, Snedeker briefly moved into a tie for the lead before sliding back in gusting winds.

A mixed bag of nine bogeys, an eagle and two birdies left him in a share of third spot, his first top-10 finish in five major championship starts.

“I drove up here on Monday and realised that I finished third in the Masters as my first time as a professional,” the 27-year-old native of Nashville said.

“I got to play in the last group two days in a row and jumped up in the world rankings.

“Obviously, there was a lot of disappointment for me on Sunday and I think you all kind of saw the emotions run over. But I don’t regret how I played. I don’t regret how I handled myself afterwards.

“Nobody died, we’re fine, life goes on. There’s a whole lot more important stuff in the world to worry about than me crying because I played one bad round of golf.”

Since arriving at Hilton Head, Snedeker has been overwhelmed by the warm support of the fans.

“It’s been phenomenal,” the 2007 PGA Tour rookie said. “I cannot thank them enough because it really makes me feel great about what I did there (at Augusta), kind of helps me heal and gets me excited about playing this week.

“I just feel so relaxed being here. We’ve rented a house and could not have asked for a better week following what happened last week. I cannot wait to tee it up.”


April 17, 2008

Golf Today Classifieds

Bookmark page with:
What are these Email This Page Subscribe Follow us on Twitter Top of Page
News Tours Rankings Tuition Course Directory Equipment Asian Travel Notice Board

© Golftoday.co.uk 1996-2014