Vanderbilt alum and Nashville resident Brandt Snedeker joined an elite group of players last Thursday when he shot a 59 at the Wyndham Championship.
In PGA Tour history only eight other individuals have ever shot under 60- Jim Furyk (twice), Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, David Duval, Paul Goydos, Stuart Appleby, Justin Thomas, and Adam Hadwin. He finished one shot away from matching Furyk’s tour record at 58.
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Snedeker turned professional in 2004 and quickly made an impact. Three years after turning pro he earned a spot in the PGA Tour and was subsequently named the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. He has had a successful career, including being ranked the 4th overall golfer in the world in 2013. He has 8 PGA tour wins (including the FedEx Cup), as well as compiling two 3rd place finishes, two top 5 finishes, and nine top 10 finishes in major championships.
While he has enjoyed success in the past, his 2018 season has been a whirlwind. He has only finished in the top 10 once in his last 16 tournaments. That will likely change with him currently being in the lead for a win at the Wyndham Championship.
Currently ranked 80th in the world, a win would be very beneficial for him right now.