Golf: Snedeker wins US PGA Tour Championship, $12.3m bonus
ATLANTA, Georgia (AFP) - American Brandt Snedeker won the United States PGA Tour Championship and claimed a US$10 million (S$12.3 million) bonus for capturing the tour season playoff title after firing a two-under par 68 in Sunday's final round.
Snedeker was among five players, including 14-time major winner Tiger Woods and World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who led in playoff points and could have claimed the playoff crown and bonus money simply with a victory in the 30-man showdown.
"I had complete confidence in what I was doing out there," Snedeker said.
"I putted great all week and made big putts when I needed to." In addition to the richest prize in golf, Snedeker won the US$1.44 million top prize for winning the Tour Championship, the final event of the season for most of the tour's top stars.