COVINGTON, GA (Dec. 12, 2007)-- Today, the PGA TOUR announced that Bridgestone Golf staff player Brandt Snedeker was chosen as the 2007 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year.
Snedeker, a 2003 winner of the U.S. Amateur Public Links, was a model of consistency in his rookie year, recording six top ten finishes and making the cut in 23 events. In addition, Snedeker became the youngest Bridgestone Golf tour team member to win a PGA TOUR event, when he secured the title at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.
For the year, Snedeker finished in 17th place on the Money List (the best finish ever by a rookie), and ranked 20th in the inaugural final FedEx Cup standings.
Snedeker relied on the Bridgestone Golf Tour B330-S golf ball for a competitive edge during his rookie campaign. The new Tour B330-S features an enhanced Gradational Compression Technology Core for increased initial velocity at impact resulting in added distance off the tee. Moreover, the new softer core and cover provide added spin and enhanced feel on an around the greens.
"Brandt has been a tremendous addition to our TOUR Team," said Dan Murphy, Senior Director of Marketing – Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "You couldn't ask for a better brand ambassador on and off the course. Brandt is just scratching the surface of what he is capable of. With his strong all-around play, great attitude and pleasant demeanor, combined with Bridgestone's technological prowess, the possibilities are endless."
In his amateur career, he also went 3-0 in the U.S. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship to lead his squad to a 31-29 victory.
A native of Tennessee, Snedeker was a two-time high school champ, two-time junior champ and was named SEC Male Golfer of the Year at Vanderbilt in 2003.
--Courtesy Bridgestone Golf