Brandt Snedeker has admitted his disappointing final round at the Masters last month has taken him some time to get over, but the American has insisted he is ready to now move on and take the positives from his week at Augusta into June’s US Open.
Snedeker continued his sensational start to the year during the opening three rounds of the Masters to put himself joint-top of the leaderboard after 54-holes. The 32-year old saw his dreams turn to mush on the Sunday, though, when his short game totally fell apart and ended with Snedeker finishing tied sixth.
The world number six has admitted to being hit hard by his final round meltdown at Augusta, but Snedeker did reveal he had been able to take plenty of confidence away from how he had played to put himself in that position.
“I know I was pretty depressed and pretty down afterwards because I really felt like I was going to win. I felt like I was playing great and doing everything the right way,” admitted Snedeker.
“But looking back on things, I accomplished a lot of my goals that week. I got in the last group, which if you look at the history of the Masters, it’s a pretty good place to be. I think I have a really good chance of winning that golf tournament. So I took a lot of really good stuff out of that.”
Despite his Masters disappointment, Snedeker will be right up there among the favourites in the Golf betting when he arrives at the Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania next month. The American has proved beyond doubt that he is more than capable of matching the best players in the world in the big tournaments.