Snedeker storms to vic­tory in Fiji

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Amer­i­can Brandt Snedeker se­cured his first Euro­pean Tour ti­tle with a nine-shot tri­umph at the Fiji In­ter­na­tional. The 35-year-old headed into his fi­nal round at Nata­dola Bay Golf Club with a three-shot cush­ion and posted a four-un­der 68 to surge clear of the field on his way to a 16-un­der to­tal. Snedeker, fresh from win­ning three points from three to help the United States se­cure Ry­der Cup glory at Hazel­tine last week, had four birdies on the front nine and added an­other on 17, with a bo­gey at the par-four 10th the only blot on his copy­book. He has now set his sights on adding a ma­jor to his Ry­der Cup suc­cess and maiden Euro­pean Tour win. “The win is go­ing to help me do that, han­dling a big lead the way I did, to know I can han­dle what­ever a golf course throws at me against the best play­ers in the world and come out on top,” he said. “The main fo­cus is to get ready to go and be ex­cited about it.” “It’s been a pretty good two weeks. I was jok­ing ear­lier I might add an­other tour­na­ment next week. “It’s been an un­be­liev­able run. To play the way I have has been re­ally fun.”

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