January 29 2012
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Brandt Snedeker has been there, done that.
He started the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open facing an uphill climb after a 74 on Saturday left him seven strokes off Kyle Stanley’s lead. But Snedeker has come from well off the pace on Sunday in each of his first two victories.
Witness his first win at the Wyndham Championship. Snedeker trailed Jeff Overton by five strokes that Sunday at Forest Oaks country Club and he closed with a 63 to win by two.
And less than a year ago at The Heritage, Snedeker was six strokes behind Luke Donald entering the final round at Harbor Town. He shot 64 on Sunday to tie the Englishman and went on to beat him in a playoff.
Snedeker is doggedly giving chase on Sunday, playing his first eight holes in 3 under but Stanley is the same through seven for right now it’s a wash. Sneds needs to go really low on the back nine – and likely get some help from Stanley -- to have a chance of catching the leader.
Snedeker has a history here at Torrey Pines, too. In just his third start on TOUR, the Tennessean tied the record of 61 on the North Course and went on to finish solo third, three strokes behind Tiger Woods.