Golf: Snedeker takes Wyndham title

9th PGA Tour success for American, 'redemption victory'

Redazione ANSA Rome

(ANSA) - Rome, August 21 - American golfer Brandt Snedeker has won the Wyndham Championship, the last event of the regular season, thus taking his 9th career PGA Tour victory.
    It was a real ride for Snedeker, with a record start, consolidation by the leaders, then bad weather and a comeback by adversaries.
    In the end, however, his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round gave him the win.
    The victory also qualified him for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
    At the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, the 37-year-old managed to put a negative period behind him, characterised by a bad injury that kept him off the green for five months.
    "This is the redemption victory I've been dreaming of," Snedeker said.
    The golfer from Nashville, Tennessee, with his 259 (-21), held off competition from Taiwan's C.T. Pan and fellow American golfer Webb Simpson (who has staged a remarkable comeback), who tied for second with 262, -18.
    American Jim Furyk, team captain at the Ryder Cup in Paris September 28-30, and Darren Andrew Points (263, -17), tied for fourth. Spanish golfer Rafa Cabrera Bello and Japanese Hideki Matsuyama, who were favored going into the event, landed in 11th place (266, -14).
    Sergio Garcia fell once again, coming in 24th (268, -12), and is now out of the running for the FedEx Cup for the first time in the last 12 years, leaving his qualification for Paris hanging even further in the balance.