A week after the PGA Championship and the golfing calendar continues at a pace, although it is the Wyndham Championship that is by far the stand-out-event. He played the back nine at Sedgefield Country Club in 3-under 32 with a bogey. "To know I'm a part of a small club on tour and not very many people have done this, really cool feeling right now".
"About six feet to go, I said no way this thing's missing", Snedeker said.
Also in the field and needing hot finishes at the Wyndham Championship are Australians Matt Jones, who is 146th on the FedEx standings, as well as Cameron Percy (170th), Stuart Appleby (196th). Jolly finished tied for second in Monday qualifying and earned himself a spot in this week's tournament. Jim Furyk, the U.S. captain in Paris next month, remains out on his own with a 58 in the Travelers Championship in 2016.
Snedeker broke Si Woo Kim's 2-year-old Wyndham record of 60 and had the best opening round in this event's history.
"I said, 'You know what?"
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Garcia's five-year exemption for his victory at Augusta National means he will at least not lose his full PGA Tour privileges if he does not reach the top 125, something which can not be said of Shane Lowry (139th) and Graeme McDowell (143rd). But that ranking is his lowest since the tour's postseason format debuted in 2007. He has since gone T35-T39-MC, but the positive is that here he doesn't need to hit any drivers: past year he set the 72-hole scoring record without using a single driver all week. "Overall, it's been a successful year and hopefully I have one more good week".
Then, he spent the first round showing it off.
Snedeker's approach from 176 yards flew straight into the cup with such force that it damaged the hole and forced tournament officials to cut a new hole a foot away, but it had no effect on the world number 88's concentration. He ranks 11 in putting average, 21 in SG: Around the green and 25 on Tour for birdie average. He birdied three of his final four holes to finish one stroke ahead of Ollie Schneiderjans.
A really interesting tournament here, the FedEx Cup has really given it an extra edge and for that reason I can see Sergio Garcia doing well, but I also believe Henrik Stenson needs to be watched - he loves this course.