LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – For all the talk of how demanding the closing holes are at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Brandt Snedeker has certainly not had much trouble with the par-4 16th hole.
Snedeker is 4 under on the hole the last two days following Thursday’s birdie and Wednesday’s double-eagle 1, which he called, “a waste of a great shot.”
Still, Thursday’s opening 66 was a dramatic turnaround for Snedeker who had struggled on links courses in the past, posting an 0-for-3 record in cuts made at the Open Championship.
“I am the kind of guy who makes a lot of birdies,” said Snedeker, who is alone in fifth place. “But this week I’m trying to aim to the fat part of greens and realize that I’m good putter.”
That, of course, doesn’t count at the 16th, where his aggressiveness has paid off this week.
Brandt Snedeker played 40 holes of the Open Championship without a bogey. Then the floodgates opened. Read More
- Kuchar holds Crowne lead | At a glance | Scores
- Westy in position for first BMW PGA win | Scores
- Putter aid gets Overton DQ'd | Clark in mix
- You Oughta Know: Kuchar seeks personal best
- Monty: All afraid to talk | Zoeller: Will 'blow over'
- Euro chief: 'Colored' friends | Unfortunate
- Sergio's 'chicken' jab | Apology | Tiger: Hurtful
- Perry takes Senior PGA lead into Day 4 | Scores
- Scott joins legal coalition against anchor ban
- Mickelson, Stricker not among Memorial field
- Moreno leads by one in Bahamas LPGA | Scores
- Tip of the Week: Stop scooping your chip shots