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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Ninth-ranked Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from next month's World Challenge golf event hosted by Tiger Woods after suffering a left knee injury earlier this month.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 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.

Golf: Snedeker captures Canadian Open crown

Brandt Snedeker fired a two-under par 70 on Sunday and held off a late charge by fellow American Dustin Johnson to win the $5.6 million PGA Canadian Open by three strokes. Snedeker captured his sixth career PGA title and second of the year after a February triumph at Pebble Beach, finishing on 16-under par 272 with countrymen Johnson, Jason Bohn, Matt Kuchar and William McGirt sharing second on 275.

Snedeker gifted Canadian crown after Johnson collapse

By Steve Keating OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) - American Brandt Snedeker took advantage of a Dustin Johnson meltdown to claim a three-shot victory at the Canadian Open on Sunday. Snedeker, who began the final round with a wafer-thin one-shot cushion atop the leaderboard, could not be nudged from his perch all day, carding a two-under 70 to collect his sixth career PGA Tour win and second of the season.

Mahan baby present on way after Snedeker's Canadian win

By Steve Keating OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) - Brandt Snedeker will use some of the $1 million purse from his Canadian Open win on Sunday to buy Hunter Mahan's new baby daughter Zoe a gift after his rival surrendered a shot at a big payday to return home for her birth. "Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me," said Snedeker after his three-shot victory at Glen Abbey Golf Club. "I can't thank Kandi (Mahan) enough for going into labor early, otherwise I don't know if I'd be sitting here if she hadn't.

Golf: Snedeker captures Canadian Open crown

Brandt Snedeker fired a two-under par 70 in Sunday's final round and held off a late charge by fellow American Dustin Johnson to win the $5.6 million PGA Canadian Open by three strokes. Snedeker captured his sixth career PGA title and second of the year after a February triumph at Pebble Beach, finishing on 16-under par 272 with countrymen Johnson, Jason Bohn, Matt Kuchar and William McGirt sharing second on 275.

Golf: Snedeker grabs lead as father-to-be Mahan bows out

Brandt Snedeker fired a nine-under par 63 Saturday to take the lead at the Canadian Open, where overnight leader Hunter Mahan withdrew to be at the birth of his first child. Mahan, who led the $5.6 million PGA Tour event by two strokes after Friday's second round, was on the practice range prepping for his weather-delayed third-round start when he received word that his wife, Kandi, had gone into labor. He departed right away for Dallas

Snedeker bids to complete hat-trick of lucky 32s

By Ed Osmond GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) - Adam Scott and Justin Rose won the year's first two major titles and American Brandt Snedeker would be delighted to complete a hat-trick of 32-year-old maiden major champions at this week's British Open. The American world number eight led last year's Open at Lytham after two rounds and confirmed his place among the sport's elite by winning the season-ending Tour Championship.
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