Erasing a double bogey on the sixth hole with five birdies, American Brandt Snedeker captured the PGA Tour Championship and won the FedEx Cup playoffs at East Lake Sunday afternoon.
The 31-year-old earned his $10 million prize by following up his 6-under-par Saturday with a 2-underpar 68, as he went back and forth with Ryan Moore for the lead early in the back nine. For the tournament, Snedeker was 10 under-par, and kept his lead despite a bogey on the final hole.
Moore eventually finished in a tie for third with Great Britain’s Luke Donald, and Justin Rose placed second with a 7-under par performance during the tournament.
Tiger Woods shot two bogeys and one double bogey on the front nine, then added two more bogeys on the 10th and 17th holes for a 2-over par 72 and a tie in eighth place with Hunter Mahan.
Meanwhile, Woods’ closest rival Rory McIlroy shot a 4-over par with four bogeys and a double bogey on the sixth hole for a 74 and a five-way tie for 10th place.
Jim Furyk saw his one stroke lead heading into the final round dissipate with two bogeys on the 13 th and 16 th holes, and placed seventh Sunday.
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