TOUR Championship 2012: Brandt Snedeker Wins Tournament, FedEx Cup With Late Birdies

Brandt Snedeker turned in arguably the best round of his eight-year career Sunday afternoon, sinking three birdies on the back nine to win The TOUR Championship along with the FedEx Cup, thanks to an overall score of 10-under.

Snedeker did bogey the 18th but by then the shot was irrelevant. Brandt was the only player from the last five groups to tee off who had a score under par, shooting a 2-under 68 on the day for his second title of the year.

Snedeker began the tournament sitting at fifth in the FedEx Cup standings. He finishes it $11.4 million richer with $1.4 million in earnings from The TOUR Championship and $10 million for the FedEx Cup.

Justin Rose was a not-so-close second, losing by three strokes. Rory McIlroy and Tigers Woods had a chance at the FedEx Cup title if they could pull off the victory Sunday, but both turned in terrible rounds. Woods finished the day two-over with four bogeys and a double bogey. McIlory's play was even more brutal with a score of four-over to finish 1-over overall.

Arizona State alum Phil Mickelson finished tied for 15th with an overall score of +1. He was not a factor for much of the weekend but did finish with four birdies in the tournament's final round.

For all things golf, check out SB Nation's golf hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.