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Something borrowed: Snedeker overcomes lost clubs

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Brandt Snedeker’s European adventure continued on Thursday at the Volvo World Match Play Championship when the American teed off in the first round against Thomas Bjorn with just 10 clubs in his bag, all of them borrowed.

Snedeker’s golf clubs were lost on his trip to Spain and didn’t arrive until after he’d teed off for his first-round match. After going 3 up through his first four holes Snedeker’s clubs finally arrived and he added his normal putter, 3-wood, hybrid and lob wedge to his bag, but he’d already holed a number of long putts using a replacement TaylorMade Corza Ghost putter and decided to stay with it the rest of the match.

Snedeker recently cracked the face on his old “gamer” driver and struggled to find a replacement, but on Thursday he was successful using John Senden’s backup driver, a TaylorMade R11S, easily winning his match, 5 and 4.

According to Snedeker’s manager with Crown Sports Management he’s undecided whether he will play with the new putter or normal putter, an Odyssey model he has used for at least six years, on Friday when he plays Branden Grace.