Don't sleep on Brandt Snedeker, the Eli Manning of the Masters, after first round 69: Second to Tiger Sunday?
Last year’s PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Brandt Snedeker is only one shot back at the Masters after round one and he could be tied for the lead if he hadn’t recorded his first bogey of the day on 18. While you can expect most of the first round surprises to fade away (Dustin Rose for the second straight year no doubt), don’t be surprised if Snedeker’s still in the hunt on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Snedeker doesn’t get too shaken by much of anything.
When I played with Brandt’s older brother Haymes Snedeker - a former All-SEC golfer himself at Ole Miss who still hits the ball better than anyone that’s not in pro golf - he remarked how Brandt doesn’t let things bother him on the course as much as they sometimes bugged Haymes. The younger Snedeker is good at brushing off a bad shot or a bad hole, much like Eli Manning seems to not stress about things nearly as much as the hyper intense Peyton Manning.
That should serve Brandt Snedeker well in Augusta. He sort of plodded along early in the first round, recording eight straight pars before ripping off three birdies in the next four holes, attacking just before Amen Corner (and getting a birdie on 12 too).
I’d love to see Snedeker in the final pairing with Tiger Woods on Sunday (let’s face it, Tiger is still winning it). And not just because I could tell the unreported story of how Woods tried to intimidate Snedeker on the putting range when he was close to the lead in another tournament.
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Being anointed by Baldwin is the kiss of death, worse than any Jim Cramer stock pick.
Just because you had dinner with a relative doesn't mean he's ready to contend.
I guarantee my boy K.J. Choi finishes ahead of yours. But by all means, we'd love to hear this Tiger exclusive.
I could just stop there and the point would be undeniable. Only I saw through that hype from the very beginning. You can also consult Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh if you'd like. The guy who pimped Aaron Baddeley at the U.S. Open and yet again before he played Tiger in the Match Play is calling me out? That's like Shawn Bradley challenging Oscar Robertson.
But if you're so sure of your boy K.J. over Brandt, how about a friendly little wager?
I am down for a friendly wager, I'll just have to check with Elaine to see what we can afford. How could you not think she's hot? Intelligent, well-read, dresses with style but class (there is only one episode you see Elaine cleavage and that was when her button accidentally fell off - I prefer my women covered as much as possible from head to toe. Maybe I should move to Saudi Arabia).
I know she's not the kind of gal you'll find in Scottsdale, but she's my woman!
Do I side with Harry Hubris, the bald one, or What The Tuck, on this one? I just don't know. I don't like Snedeker, although he has the amateur chops to hang around. I do like Choi for his experience and multiple victories. "Dustin" Rose is an interesting option, so I'll go with him. What does the Punter think about that one?
Snedeker looked nasty today, I'll give you that. If he doesn't win this weekend, it's certainly in his future.
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