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Snedeker wins Farmers without playing Monday

Brandt Snedeker played an incredible fourth round in harsh rain and it was enough for him to keep hold of the lead to win his second Farmers Insurance Open.

Brandt Snedeker played an incredible fourth round in harsh rain and it was enough for him to keep hold of the lead to win his second Farmers Insurance Open.

The storm that caused the early stoppage on Sunday lasted all night and left the north course at Torrey Pines in ruins. The round was supposed to resume at 8 a.m. but it was delayed two hours as official were removing the debris scattered all over the course. One of the many toppled trees was a 60-foot eucalyptus that fell across the left edge of the 15th fairway just about 40 yards away from the green. And by the time the round started, the wind picked back up.

The conditions were harsh and everybody struggled. Everybody except Brandt Snedeker, who finished with a tremendous 3-under round four score on Sunday. As bad as conditions were on Sunday, he played what he called the round of his life in the fourth, hitting a 69. Nobody would touch him with even worse conditions on Monday.

“The way the wind blew and made those last five holes play so tough on those guys, I feel bad for them,” Snedeker said. “They got the raw end of the stick this morning. But that’s just the way golf goes, and luckily enough, I played good enough yesterday to get the job done. So it’s a special feeling to say the least.”

Snedeker finished six-under for the tournament. After going one-over in the first round he hit a 70 in rounds two and three and 69 in round four. The 35-year-old American hit four birdies on the back nine to win his second Farmers Insurance Open and eighth career PGA Tour event.

Jimmy Walker entered the day in the lead with a seven-under but had to complete eight rounds on Monday. The wind really hurt him. Walker bogeyed four of his final eight holes and went five-over for the round to drop him into fourth place.

K.J. Choi led the field after the second and third rounds and only dipped a bit after a rough 10 holes on Sunday, but the hopes of the weather clearing up to make his final eight holes easier did not happen. Choi struggled to drive the ball in the wind. He could not reach the green that was 437-yards away on the 14th with a driver. He bogeyed four times and finished five over. He still kept himself in the hunt, but the 76 gave him a five-under for the tournament; one more stroke than Snedeker.

Choi had his best finish since June 2014. This is the final year of his five-year exemption from winning THE PLAYERS Championship in 2011.

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