AUGUSTA, Ga. – Snedekers are emotional people.
Sunday, following a final-round 75 that dropped Snedeker out of contention and into a sixth-place tie, it was his young daughter Lily who cried.
“I guess we’re just tearful,” Brandt Snedeker said.
Snedeker, 32, began the day tied for the lead with Angel Cabrera and promptly birdied the first hole. Bogeys at the fourth and fifth holes set him back but he birdied the eighth hole and turned at even par on the day.
Three bogeys in a five-hole stretch (Nos. 10, 11, 14) put Snedeker’s beloved Masters victory in doubt and he was never able to recover.
“I was there for one reason, to win, and I didn’t do it,” Snedeker said. “It was very, very disappointing.
“I’m not as crushed as I was in 2008 because I know I’m going to be there again. I know this golf course so well and I putted about as poorly as I could today and I still and a chance on the back nine.”