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Born: 8 December 1980
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
College: Vanderbilt University
Resides: Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 10
Other Wins: 2
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Brandt Snedeker is nine-time PGA Tour winner, the highlight of which being his win at the 2012 Tour Championship which landed him the $10 million FedEx Cup prize. In 2013 after his win at Pebble Beach he moved to career high of number 4 in the world. He turned professional in 2003 and won PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2007. He has been an extremely consistent performer on tour for over a decade and has one of the best short games around.
In 2018 he became the 10th player to shoot a sub-60 round with his 59 in the first round of the Wyndham Championship on the way to his most recent win on tour. Other events he as victories at include Pebble Beach pro-Am (twice), Farmers Insurance Open (twice), Canadian Open and the Heritage.
He has been working with coach Bradley Hughes (Brendon Todd's coach) in recent times and he will be hoping this results in better fortunes in 2021.
Brandt turned 40 on 8th December 2020.
SG: OFF THE TEE
SG: AROUND THE GREEN
Pressure Performance Analysis
Began the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship one shot behind J.T. Poston, Sergio Garcia and Cameron Davis. Shot a final round of 73, worst score of anyone in the top 35, to slip to 17th.
Entered the final round 4 shots behind John Rahm at the Farmers Insurance Open and shot 68 to finish 3rd, 3 shots short of Mark Leishman who shot 65.
Trailed by 2 shots to Patrick Reed after 54 holes at The Northern Trust Open, shooting 71 to finish in 6th place, 4 shots back of Reed.
After 36 holes trailed Matt Kuchar by 1 shot at the Canadian Open thanks to a second round 60. Shot 69-69 over the weekend to finish 4th.
Took a 3 shot lead into the final round of the Safeway Open with scores of 66-65-69. Shot a final round 74 to tie with Kevin Tway and Ryan Moore (who started 7 shots behind Snedeker). Went on to lose the playoff to Kevin Tway.
Opened with a 59 at the Wyndham Championship and led all the way to win by 7 shots in wire-to-wire fashion.
With 9 PGA Tour wins, Brandt has shown he has plenty of bottle over the years however his performance when leading the 2018 Safeway Open and when in contention at the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship leaves some doubt. He is capable of shooting low numbers so may be best backed from off the pace. Brandt's Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at 3 stars.
He has won three different tournaments twice - Pebble Beach Pro-Am (2013 and 2015), Farmers Insurance Open (2012 and 2016) and Wyndham Championship (2007 and 2018). He almost won the Canadian Open for the 2nd time in 2019 as well so keep an eye on him for these events.
Needs to be on form
Over the past three calendar years Brandt has had eleven top 10 finishes. Nine of those finishes have come when he has made the cut in his previous event.
Major and WGC Analysis
Brandt has never won a major but he has had five Top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open (most recent 9th in 2017), three Top 10's at The Masters (most recent 10th in 2016) and a 3rd place finish at the 2012 Open Championship.
He has never posted a Top 10 at the USPGA although he does have several Top 20's including 16th in 2019. Given Brandt's lack of length off the tee his best chance will probably come at future U.S. Opens
He has never recorded a Top 5 finish at a WGC which is a poor record for a player of his quality. Avoid backing him future WGC's.
Brandt won his first two playoffs on tour, firstly in 2011 when he defeated Luke Donald at the 2011 Heritage with a par on the 3rd extra hole. The following year he defeated Kyle Stanley with at the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open with a par on the second extra hole.
He won lost his next playoff at the 2016 Sony Open to Fabian Gomez who birdied the 3rd extra hole. Most recently he lost a three man playoff at the 2018 Safeway Open when he was eliminated with a par on the 1st hole.
Brandt also won two and lost one Korn Ferry Tour playoffs in 2006. There is currently no evidence either way to suggest backing or laying Snedeker in a playoff.