Snedeker finish puts him in position for opening event win

Annette Crawford
October 10, 2018

The 30-year-old Tway, whose father Bob won the 1986 PGA Championship, sank a nine-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to turn back Ryan Moore and claim his first victory PGA Tour victory in the Safeway Open on the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa ( in Napa.

Haas, who is searching for his first PGA tour win in almost four years, birdied four of his final six holes to finish off a five-under-par 67 and surge into strong contention.

It was the first PGA Tour victory for Tway, the son of 1986 PGA Championship victor Bob. "I played 63 holes of really damn good golf and nine holes I'd like to have back".

After Tway and Moore twice birdied the 18th in the playoff, they continued at the par-four 10th, where Tway finally prevailed just before sunset.

"I'm going to look at that one in a few years and know I gave that one away", Snedeker said. I was kind of right there, but kind of hanging around.

"I think he's probably crying to be honest", said Tway of his father, who had been watching on television. "There was debris flying everywhere. I was just anticipating a really tough day and it was".

Phil Mickelson, tied for second entering the round, had a 74 to drop into a tie for 15th at 8 under. "I hit two balls out of bounds on the fifth hole trying to go for the green, but other than that, I played pretty well".

Snedeker was not as sharp as he had been his opening two days, but caught fire in the end to surge to 16-under-par that positions him for a victory in the PGA Tour's season-opening event. "I lost my swing, hit several bad shots and missed some butts".

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