He’s known as one of the best putters on the planet, but Brandt Snedeker can do more than just putt.  He currently leads the Tour statistics in greens in regulation, and is 17th in driving accuracy. His game seems to be only going on a higher trajectory.

Snedeker grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where he starred for the local Vanderbilt University golf team as an all-American.  USGTF sport psychology consultant Dr. Gregg Steinberg worked with the team and Snedeker on the mental aspects of the game.  In 2003, Snedeker won the US Public Links championship, and turned pro later that year.  He played on the Nationwide (now Web.com) Tour from 2004-2006, earning his Tour card for 2007.  He won at the Wyndham championship during his rookie year, but it would be four more seasons before he was to taste victory again in 2011, although he contended strongly at the 2008 Masters before fading to a third-place finish.

Beginning in 2011, Snedeker ratcheted his game up to another level, claiming four victories since then, along with earning the FedEx Cup championship in 2012.  He’s got off to a hot start in 2013, but a rib injury knocked him off the Tour for several weeks before he finally returned at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  As long as there are no ill effects from his stint on the disabled list, Snedeker should continue into 2013 as a strong force in American golf.

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