24 Sep 2012

Snedeker wins Tour Championship

11:48 am on 24 September 2012

The American golfer Brandt Snedeker has won the US PGA Tour Championship and claimed a 12 million dollar bonus for capturing the tour season playoff title.

Snedeker fired a final round two-under-par 68 to finish 3 shots ahead of Englishman Justin Rose.

Snedeker was among five players, including 14-time major winner Tiger Woods and world number one Rory McIlroy, who led in playoff points and could have claimed the playoff crown and bonus money simply with a victory in the 30-man showdown.

The top players now focus on next weekend's Ryder Cup between the United States and Europe.