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Snedeker sneaks past Chris Kirk, wins at Pebble Beach

Feb 11th, 2013
Staff Writer

Brandt Snedeker at RBI Heritage Practice Round April 2012 || Photo Credit: keithallisonphoto.comBrandt Snedeker holed a course record 19-under 267 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am yesterday and rose to No. 4 in the world, according to The Nashville native netted the fifth win of his career after two back-to-back weeks of finishing second behind Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

"Feels great to finish one," Snedeker told the PGA. "The last two weeks, playing great but running into two Hall of Famers, really motivated me to go out and prove that I can handle the lead."

Snedeker stayed strong on the opening seven holes of the last round, holding a tie with James Hahn until breaking free with an eagle and three birdies. He would finish off his record performance with a 7-under 65 on the final round, for a two-shot victory over Chris Kirk.

Snedeker’s win over the weekend is no surprise if considered in the context of his last six months: winning the FedExCup Tour Championship, being a part of his first Ryder Cup team, one tour win, two second place finishes and one third place finish. Coming back from recent major hip and rib injuries, Pebble Beach proves Snedeker is no longer between a rock and a hard place.