Top rookie Snedeker enjoying international golf

BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2007 Australian Open | General | 12 Dec 2007

2007 USPGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Brandt Snedeker, appears to be a golfer likely to win over the hearts of golf fans around the world if his plan to continue to play internationally continues.

“I enjoy playing around the world,” said Snedeker on the eve of the Australian Open at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney. “I have played two events in Japan this year and then last week at the Australian PGA Championship and what I would like to do next year is play a few less events on the PGA Tour and a couple more internationally.”

27-year-old Snedeker actively sought the opportunity to play outside of the US after his stellar season on the PGA Tour where he finished 17th on the money list and won his first USPGA Tour event at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro. He had graduated to the PGA Tour after winning twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2006.

His attitude towards the benefits of playing internationally gives hope to tournament organisers in this part of the world looking to capitalise on a longer off season for the PGA Tour and the likes of he, Jason Gore, Kevin Stadler and Ryan Moore who are all in Sydney this week may well have blazed the trail form many more to follow in the years ahead.


Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1   ↑T4 -11 Craig Parry Australia 74 64 70 69 277
T2   ↑6 -10 Brandt Snedeker United States 69 70 70 69 278
T2   ↑T4 -10 Nick O'hern Australia 70 66 72 70 278
T2   ↑T16 -10 Won Joon Lee Australia 70 70 72 66 278
T5   ↓T1 -9 James Nitties Australia 71 66 69 73 279
T5   ↓3 -9 Stuart Appleby Australia 71 68 68 72 279
T7 -8 Aaron Baddeley Australia 70 71 69 70 280
T7   ↑T8 -8 Ewan Porter Australia 70 71 70 69 280
T7   ↑T23 -8 Greg Chalmers Australia 69 72 72 67 280
T7   ↑T16 -8 Rod Pampling Australia 73 70 69 68 280
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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    About the Author: Bruce Young

    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.

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