BRANDT SNEDEKER has continued his outstanding form with a record breaking win at the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Snedeker – who has run second to Tiger Woods then Phil Mickelson in his last two starts – finished with a 7-under par 65 for a tournament record 19-under par victory.
His fifth US PGA Tour victory has moved him to number four in the world golf rankings behind Rory McIlroy, Woods, and Luke Donald.
His great start to 2013 also includes a third and comes after he pocketed US$10 million for winning the FedEx Cup at the end of last year.
“Just hard to put into words, to have a stretch of golf like I had the last couple of months,” Snedeker said after his two-shot win over fellow American Chris Kirk.
“Something you dream about. Something you think that you can do, but you don’t really know until you actually put it together. And I have,” the 32 year old said.
Australia’s Jason Day also had a memorable final round, closing with a 67 to jump from 29th overnight to sixth. Aaron Baddeley (67) tied for 12th while fellow Aussies Alastair Presnell (73) and Matt Jones (68) tied 30th.
Snedeker, who has now won four times since 2011, a feat equal with Woods and only bettered by McIlroy, will now take a short break before returning to focus on the Majors.
“Kind of crazy to think what’s happened,” said Snedeker. “Feels great to finish one. The last two weeks, playing great but running into two Hall of Famers, really motivated me to go out and prove that I can handle the lead.”