LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Snedeker brothers rebounded from a rough start to make a respectable showing in their pairing together Thursday at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.
Brandt Snedeker, 29, winner of the 2007 Wyndham Championship, shot a 2-under-par 70. Haymes, 33, an attorney from Fairhope, Ala., shot 74.
Haymes, playing on a sponsor’s exemption claimed as winner of Golf Channel’s Big Break X: Michigan, teed it up in his first PGA Tour event. He was 4-over after his first five holes.
'I tried to tell Haymes you can’t prepare for nerves,” Brandt said. “From the fifth hole on, he beat me and played really good golf. He just made a couple dumb mistakes early that I’ll give him a hard time about. I tried to help early and realized I wasn’t helping, so I just shut up and let him do his own thing.”
Haymes called his pairing with his brother in a PGA Tour event “a dream come true.”
About 40 or so family and friends, many in “Sned Head” t-shirts, followed the brothers.