SLEEPING ON THE LEAD
Snedeker is Sleeping on the Lead in Canada
July 23, 2016
By Adam Stanley , PGATOUR.COM
- July 23, 2016
- This is the ninth time in his PGA TOUR career that Brandt Snedeker has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
OAKVILLE, Ontario – Brandt Snedeker knows what it takes to get it done on Sunday at Glen Abbey Golf Club, and he knows how to win after holding a 54-hole lead, too.
Snedeker, ranked 7th in the FedExCup standings, has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead eight times in his PGA TOUR career, carrying three previous leads onto victory.
The most recent of those? The RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in 2013.
Snedeker holds a one-stroke advantage over two players including Canadian amateur Jared du Toit and Dustin Johnson, ranked 1st in the FedExCup standings.
Snedeker held the 54-hole lead earlier this season at the Sony Open in Hawaii, but went on to lose in a playoff to Fabian Gomez. He captured the Farmers Insurance Open the very next week.
Snedeker – whose 6-under 66 on Saturday included a run of five-straight birdies – and du Toit, who nailed a 40-foot eagle on his final hole of the day, will be in the final pairing.
Just last year, another Canadian, David Hearn, held the 54-hole lead and was part of the final group. Hearn would go on to finish third.
Brandt Snedeker's fantastic eagle finish at RBC Canadian
FINAL ROUND NOTES
• There are 10 players within three shots of Snedeker’s lead, which should make for a Sunday shootout at the firm-and-fast Glen Abbey as Snedeker looks for his second victory of the season.
• Snedeker will look to outlast Johnson and the Canadian amateur du Toit as the Canadian faithful will surely be cheering for du Toit on Sunday. Snedeker said after his third round on Saturday that he's very aware of the situation.I think I'm going to be the most-hated man in Canada tomorrow, but it's going to be a lot of fun trying to figure it out.
The final pairing of Snedeker and du Toit will tee off at Glen Abbey at 1:35 p.m. E.T.