This weekend at the Wyndham, former Vanderbilt golfer Brandt Snedeker made two jumps forward in his year. First, he won his first tournament on the PGA Tour, thanks to a final-round 63 that brought him back from a 5 shot deficit going into the round. This brought his total earnings on the year to over $2 million. Second, he jumped 17 spots in the FedEx Cup standings, from 26th to 9th. With the four-week playoffs starting tomorrow, he is in a great position to make a move and continue his stellar rookie season.
According to the PGA, any golfer within the top 15 of the standings has a legitimate shot at winning the FedEx cup. Since the points are reset going into this weekend’s tournament, Brandt will only be several thousand points behind Tiger Woods, as opposed to the 20,000 point deficit from the “regular season.”
Best of luck to Brandt, and here’s hoping that he can keep his hot streak running!