Snedeker Wins At Pebble Beach, Climbs To 4th In World Rankings

February 12, 2013
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Brandt Snedeker fashioned a 7-under-par 65 Sunday in the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to edge Chris Kirk by two strokes, win $1.17 million, and move up to fourth in the World Golf rankings.

Snedker has entered five golf tournaments this year and has finished third or better in four of the events.  He closed the four-day event at 19-under-par 267, breaking the tournament record of 268 set by Mark O’Meara in 1997 and matched by Phil Mickelson in 2007.

Kirk closed at 17-under-par, while Kevin Stadler, Jimmy Walker and James Hahn tied for third place at -14.

Also in golf over the weekend, Pennsylvania native Rocco Mediate finished the three-day Allianz Championship at 17-under-par 199 to edge Bernhard Langer and Tom Pernice, Jr. by two strokes at The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Florida.  Mediate became the 16th player to win in his debut on the Champions Tour.  Pernice (in 2010) was the last golfer to claim the feat.  Mediate had won six times on the PGA Tour.

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