GREENSBORO, N.C. – Late Thursday, a lone figure remained on Sedgefield Country Club’s practice putting green looking for answers.
Following an opening 70 on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship, Brandt Snedeker practiced into dusk trying to correct what he called a “little hitch” in what is widely considered one of the PGA Tour’s best putting strokes.
“I kind of felt like I was kind of fanning the putter face too much and stayed last night practicing it and trying to make sure I felt comfortable with it,” he said.
The overtime paid off on Friday, with the 2007 Wyndham champion tying the tournament course record with a 61 that vaulted him into the top 5 heading into the weekend.
Snedeker’s bogey-free round included just 25 putts and he was a perfect 16-for-16 on putts from inside 15 feet.
“I made a great putt on 11 to kind of get things going, about 6, 8 feet, the important putts you need to make and once I did that I was off to the races,” he said.