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Golf: Choi aids confident Asian amateur champ at Masters

South Korea's Lee Chang-Woo, the Asia Pacific Amateur champion bolstered by an Augusta Nation practice round with countryman K.J. Choi, is confident of making the cut at this week's Masters. The 20-year-old, appearing in his first Masters, has already won a title on the Korean tour and finished second to Rory McIlroy in the Korean Open.

Snedeker aims to reignite game at beloved Pebble Beach

(Reuters) - Last year, Brandt Snedeker made a blistering start to the 2013 PGA Tour with three top-three finishes in his first four tournaments before going on to clinch a two-shot victory at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. This week, the fast-talking American is back to defend his title at Pebble Beach and though his results in recent weeks have fallen well short of those achieved 12 months ago, he believes his game is very close to his best.

Golf: Spieth replaces injured Snedeker at Tiger's World Challenge

Reigning US PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth will replace injured world number nine Brandt Snedeker at next month's World Challenge golf event hosted by Tiger Woods. Snedeker's decision to withdraw came two weeks after the American world number nine bruised his tibia and strained a ligament in his left knee on November 4 in China when he fell off a Segway vehicle. The incident took place at a corporate sponsor outing a day after the World Golf Championships HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

Golf: Snedeker pulls out of Tiger event after knee injury

Ninth-ranked Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from next month's World Challenge golf event hosted by Tiger Woods after suffering a left knee injury earlier this month. The decision comes two weeks after the American bruised his tibia and strained a ligament in his left knee on November 4 in China when he fell off a Segway vehicle. The incident took place at a corporate sponsor outing a day after the World Golf Championships HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

Snedeker withdraws from Australian PGA with knee injury

SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number nine Brandt Snedeker has pulled out of this week's Australian PGA Championship because of a knee injury he sustained in China, the OneAsia Tour said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old American was one of the main drawcards at the A$1.25 million ($1.19 million) tournament but injured his knee on Monday in China, where he played in the WGC-HSBC Champions last week.

Forgotten man Snedeker dumbfounded by Furyk's 59

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Brandt Snedeker was the forgotten man at the BMW Championship on Friday, despite ending the second round tied for the lead, after he was totally overshadowed by co-leader Jim Furyk's magical 59. While Snedeker played well in tricky, gusting conditions to shoot a three-under-par 68 at Conway Farms Golf Club, he was dumbfounded after learning that Furyk had become only the sixth player to fire a 59 on the PGA Tour.

Sizzling Snedeker takes control with a 63

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Brandt Snedeker wielded a red-hot putter to pile up a PGA Tour season-best seven consecutive birdies on the way to a one-shot lead in Thursday's opening round of the BMW Championship. The fast-talking American fired a flawless eight-under-par 63 despite tricky, gusting conditions at Conway Farms Golf Club to seize control of the third of the PGA Tour's four lucrative FedExCup playoff events.

Golf: PGA Championship third-round scores - 1st update

Scores during Saturday's third round of the $8 million PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70): 208 - Dustin Johnson (USA) 72-71-65 212 - Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 68-75-69 213 - Brandt Snedeker (USA) 70-73-70 214 - Ryan Palmer (USA) 73-70-71 215 - D.A. Points (USA) 73-70-72, Harris English (USA) 74-69-72 216 - Matt Jones (AUS) 72-71-73, Scott Stallings (USA) 73-70-73, Tommy Gainey (USA) 69-74-73, John Merrick (USA) 75-68-73 217 - Ben Curtis (USA) 73-70-74 219 - Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 75-68-76

Snedeker feels close to unlocking major key

By Mark Lamport-Stokes ROCHESTER, New York (Reuters) - Winning breeds confidence and in-form Brandt Snedeker says he now knows what is needed for him to land a first major title at this week's PGA Championship after a few close calls in the past. The fast-talking American clinched his second PGA Tour victory of the season at the Canadian Open two weeks ago and believes he is close to replicating the sizzling form he produced at the start of the year.

No rest for in-form Snedeker in hectic tour schedule

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Most players tend to pace themselves with the occasional break heading into golf's big events but in-form Brandt Snedeker has no qualms about his plan to compete in every PGA Tour event left on the 2013 schedule. Fresh from his second victory of the season at the Canadian Open on Sunday, Snedeker intends to tee it up all the way through the FedExCup playoffs before likely making his debut appearance for the United States at the October 3-6 Presidents Cup.
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