Snedeker finishes third at the Masters

Vanderbilt graduate Brandt Snedeker finished tied with Stewart Cink for third place at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters is considered the most prestigious of all professional golf tournaments.

Snedeker fired an impressive 69 in round No. 1, 68 in round No. 2, and 71 in round No. 3 but faltered on Sunday when his round score fell to a 77 for a combined tournament score of 284.

South African Trevor Immelman (280) and former Masters winner Tiger Woods (283) finished ahead of Snedeker and Cink.

After the tournament Snedeker commented that swirling winds had hurt his play on the final day, "You just never really felt comfortable no matter how good you're playing or how well you thought you were striking the golf ball. The wind could come up or come down and affect your golf ball so dramatically and it was the same way on the greens. It was just a day you never really felt comfortable."

An emotional Snedeker commented that he had taken a lot from his experience at the Masters, "Obviously being in the final pairing two days is something I'm very proud of; to be coming back here next year, hopefully we won't end up here in tears all over again." Top Stories