Brandt Snedeker of the USA fired an error-free 67 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by three strokes from his countryman Nick Watney.

Brandt Snedeker of the USA fired an error-free 67 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by three strokes from his countryman Nick Watney.

It was a second victory in this event for Snedeker and, by posting a 72-hole total of 265, he broke the scoring record he set in 2013. The victory is a timely one for the American as it has moved him to 31st on the Official World Golf Ranking, secured his place in the U.S. Masters and assured his likely participation in the three WGC events through 2015.

“I’m so excited about what’s to come next,” he said.

Snedeker began the final round one stroke ahead of Nick Watney and it was Watney who made the first move on day four, firing four birdies in a row from the gun.

But Snedeker stayed firm and waited for Watney to make the mistakes. They came with bogeys at the 5th, 6th and 9th holes, while Snedeker made six pars and three birdies to the turn to move two ahead.

On the back nine, Watney continued to produce a mixed bag, including consecutive bogeys at the 13th and 14th holes. Snedeker kept on steering a steady course with birdies at the 11th and 15th holes.

With two to play Snedeker was five ahead and, although Watney birdied the last two, he won with something to spare. It was Snedeker’s first top-three finish on the PGA Tour since the RBC Canadian Open of 2013.

Overnight leader Jim Furyk just couldn’t get it going on Sunday. He didn’t make his first birdie until the 11th and he missed three birdie putts inside 10 feet on the front nine. It was the ninth time Furyk has led going into the final round and failed to win.

“I only made two birdies and I hit the ball way better than that,” he said.

Charlie Beljan fired an excellent final round of 66 to finish alone in third place. Last week’s winner Jason Day closed with a 67 to tie for fourth with two-time former champion Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez who, together with playing partner Michael Lund won the pro-am competition.

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California
Feb 12-15, purse: $6,800,000, par: 72

1    Brandt Snedeker (USA)    64    67    67    67    265    $1,224,000
2    Nick Watney (USA)    65    69    65    69    268    $734,400
3    Charlie Beljan (USA)    70    63    70    66    269    $462,400
T4    Jason Day (Aus)        72    62    69    67    270    $281,067
T4    Dustin Johnson (USA)    69    67    68    66    270    $281,067
T4    Pat Perez (USA)        66    68    68    68    270    $281,067
T7    Jordan Spieth (USA)    68    67    68    68    271    $211,933
T7    Jim Furyk (USA)        64    70    63    74    271    $211,933
T7    Matt Jones (Aus)        65    66    67    73    271    $211,933

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage