Oman Observer

Snedeker seals wire-to-wire Wyndham win

GREENSBORO, North Carolina: Brandt Snedeker saw off a challenge from Taiwan’s CT Pan to claim a three-stroke win at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday and raise his hand for Ryder Cup duty.
Snedeker finished well outside the eight automatic qualifiers for the American team after last week’s cut-off but his victory at Sedgefield Country Club thrusts him into the conversation for Jim Furyk’s four captain’s picks.
He knows, however, he will need to do much, much more over the next few weeks to have a realistic chance of earning a spot at next month’s tournament against Europe.
“Rightfully so, I was not even on the radar (until now),” said Snedeker, who played on the 2012 and 2016 teams.
“Of course I want to be on the team but I have to play some great golf the next three weeks, plain and simple.
“You’ve got to show sustained good play. I’m not going to get on the team by winning one week.”
With two of Furyk’s four captain’s picks almost certainly going to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, Snedeker has a lot of competition for the other two berths.
Wyndham, however, proved an excellent stress test for Snedeker, who was reeled in by Pan with five holes to play.
“CT put a lot of pressure on me. I was feeling it for four or five holes,” he said after clinching his ninth Tour victory at the age of 37. -— Reuters