Warning: This is painful to watch.
He needed to 2-putt from 13 feet to secure a spot in the Tour Championship. He ran the first putt 3 feet past. He yipped the comeback. He ended up 4-jacking for a triple bogey. Now that's what you call a straight-up choke.
Here's how much money he lost with each missed putt:
1st putt: 97,500
2nd putt: 78,750
3rd putt: 45,000
No, it wasn't about the money per se -- it was about securing a spot in the coveted Tour Championship, where the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings vie for the $10 million purse. A last place finish is worth 120,000. Not so shabby.
Unfortunately, Snedeker had a mental lapse at a crucial moment. He hit an errant tee shot on the 18th hole. At some point, he asked NBC correspondent Roger Maltbie what score he needed to advance. The answer was bogey.
After the round, he said, "I just yipped it. It shouldn't have affected me and it shows you how weak mentally I am. It shows you what I need to work on. I just started thinking about the wrong things I didn't concentrate over the bogey putt."
This disastrous blunder is going to haunt him for a while.
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