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Snedeker's driver: $11.44 million bargain

By Mike Stachura

Brandt Snedeker's win Sunday at the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola equalled the biggest single-day payday in the history of professional golf. His combined take for winning the final tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs was $11.44 million. Pretty impressive for a guy using a driver that you can get at Golfsmith for $120 these days. Technically, Snedeker plays a TaylorMade Superfast TP, but you can still find standard issue models of the same name for one-thousandth of one percent of Snedeker's Sunday afternoon payday.

Snedeker has been using a version of the driver for the last two years and he won with it earlier this year at the Farmers Insurance Open. He cracked the face midway through the season and was using a TaylorMade R11 for awhile before TaylorMade found one leftover model of the discontinued clubhead he could use to match his original.


Snedeker is that rare player on tour who is not locked into one brand of clubs throughout his bag. Though he is a Bridgestone player (using the J40 irons and the Bridgestone Tour B-330), he also has a Ping Anser hybrid, a Titleist Vokey wedge, Tour Edge Exotics CB4 3-wood and, like his driver, an old school Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie putter.



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