Farmers Insurance Open 2016: Brandt Snedeker revels in unexpected win

Brandt Snedeker wins Farmers Insurance Open

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Brandt Snedeker revealed his delight and surprise as he overcame the adverse weather conditions to secure a one shot victory at the Farmers Insurance Open in California.

The 35-year-old only made the cut by a single shot, but he fired a superb final round of 69 on Sunday, to take a clubhouse lead of six-under-par.

The weather delay meant that 49 players had to finish their final rounds on Monday, and the American admitted it was a nervous wait, as he watched his closest rivals complete their rounds from the practice range.

He said: “You cannot make up the extreme events that had to happen for me to have this chance. They all fell in line for me perfectly. I hate watching this stuff because I am in no control.”

Snedeker was the only player to break par during the delayed final round, and when KJ Choi missed a long-range birdie putt at the last, the American’s eighth victory on the PGA was assured.

The world number 12, who has now moved up to second in the FedExCup standings, admitted that he was delighted to secure a victory that he had never anticipated at the start of Monday’s action.

He continued: “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be the champion again and how unbelievable the last 48 hours have been. Everything worked out perfectly for me.”

“I would not have guessed it this morning when I woke up. I would have thought best-case scenario was a play-off.”

Snedeker has now finished in the top three of the last three events he has participated in, and he will be hoping to continue that fine form ahead of the first major of the year at the Masters in April, where he is priced at 51.00 to win the tournament.

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