Fifth Appearance (Best Finish: T3, 2016; 3, 2013) Qualifying win: Farmers Insurance Open
2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker qualified to play in his fifth Sentry Tournament of Champions with a brilliant final round at the Farmers Insurance Open, which saw some of the worst weather – and worst scoring – of the year.
Snedeker entered the final round trailing by six shots, but was able to finish his final round on Sunday – a 3-under 69 – before play was called due to inclement weather. 49 players finished their rounds on a strange Monday morning, as the inclement weather forced the tournament to remain closed for fans during the completion of play.
With the severe wind and rain, Snedeker’s final-round 69 was nearly nine shots better than the course average for the round and was good enough to earn him his eighth PGA TOUR victory and a berth in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
“To be sitting here right now, it's obviously a lot of good fortune happened today,” Snedeker said following his win. “Just because of the way the weather blew in, the way the wind blew and made those last five holes play so tough on those guys. I feel bad for them. They got the raw end of the stick this morning. But just the way golf goes and luckily enough, I played good enough yesterday to get the job done. So it's a special feeling to say the least.”
Snedeker was another starring player for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, recording a 3-0-0 record for the week in a winning effort.