Snedeker misses 2nd-straight cut at Deutsche Bank
Saturday, August 30, 2014
NORTON, Mass. – After a fifth-place finish at the Wyndham Championship, Brandt Snedeker had to be feeling good about almost everything.
The 2012 FedEx Cup winner had made the move to a new instructor, the legendary Butch Harmon, and his game after weeks with Harmon was turning around in dramatic fashion.
Now Snedeker had his first top 10 at Wyndham on the heels of a T-13 at the PGA Championship.
With his swing clicking, Snedeker was feeling good about his game and his chances to not only progress in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but also get an invite by Captain Tom Watson to the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
That was two weeks ago, now Snedeker leaves Boston with two missed cuts to end his season and Gleneagles far, far away.
“It's an anomaly," Snedeker said of his week at TPC Boston. “I don't know really what happened, but I had a great session with Butch here on the range on Monday, and did some great work with him and felt great. I wish I could start over this week because I know I'm playing great, just didn't come through.”
Snedeker was unhappy with his result, but not about his game, which he readily admits, is on the right track, and, if not for some sloppy putting which cost him six or seven strokes, including three three-putts on Saturday, he would be at TPC Boston on the weekend.
Now Snedeker returns home with little chance of receiving a favorable phone call from Watson, but believing he could help a U.S. team that could use the Snedeker that won the FedEx Cup two years ago.
“I played a practice round with Tom at the PGA and I think he saw what he was doing, what I was working on, how I was hitting it,” Snedeker said when asked about his chances to make the team. “(Assistant Captain) Andy (North) walked nine holes with me this week and saw how I was playing and he knew I was playing well, and sometimes it's all just unfair. I don't know how else to sell him.”