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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.

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