The Loop

Brandt Snedeker waits -- and wins -- at the Farmers Insurance Open

February 01, 2016

Brandt Snedeker didn't have to hit one shot on Monday to earn his eight PGA Tour victory. But apparently, that didn't make things any easier.

"I hate watching this stuff because I have no control," Snedeker said on the practice green moments after winning.

It turns out, Snedeker was in more control than he thought after posting a 69 on Sunday evening. Even with slightly better weather conditions at Torrey Pines on Monday, no one was able to match his four-round total of six under.

Snedeker had to wait to collect the trophy, but his Sunday round instantly became the stuff of legend. His three-under-par 69 was the only sub-par round of a final round in which nearly a third of the field (23 players) failed to break 80.

Four of Snedeker's eight PGA Tour titles have come when he's trailed by five or more shots entering the final round. This time, he tracked down 54-hole leaders K.J. Choi, who shot 75, and Scott Brown, who shot 87. Jimmy Walker entered Monday's re-start holding a one-shot lead, but shot four over on his final eight holes to finish T-4.

Snedeker also became the first player since Carl Pettersson at the 2010 RBC Canadian Open to win a PGA Tour event after making the cut on the number.