Snedeker eyes more glory

Brandt Snedeker has plenty of good memories about the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and he is hoping to rekindle that this week.

The American carded rounds of 66, 68, 68, 65 to claim a two-shot victory over Chris Kirk at last year’s event in California and he’s hoping for more of the same at this year’s tournament.

“I was watching the footage last night of last year’s tournament and I feel like I’m doing a lot of things a lot better than I was last year and just not quite coming through,” Snedeker said. “So I’m excited.

“This next little stretch for me should entail some pretty good golf. This is probably my favourite place in the world, let alone favourite places to play golf.

“So it’s great to be back, especially with all these good memories coming back from last year. Even though the results aren’t there, the game’s actually really close. So I’m excited for the week to get underway and see how my game stacks up.”

The 33-year-old Snedeker hasn’t made the best of starts to the 2014 campaign as his tied 11th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions is his only top-25 finish in five tournaments.

He admits that his struggles on the greens have cost him dearly in the past few months.

“My putting has been bad the start of this year, and it was mediocre at times middle of last year, just real streaky, which is unlike me,” he said. “Normally my putting’s pretty consistent.

“So I’ve been working on it hard and it’s close. I can do it on the putting green, I just can’t do it on the golf course. So it’s frustrating, but that’s golf. I’m still working on it and hopefully I can get the consistency back at some point.”