Snedeker Takes Pebble to Cap Trifecta

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The couch in January and February is a popular destination for many of the game's elite who toil into December. It wasn't that long ago that the tour season was said to start at Doral, at one time the opener of the Florida swing that served as the run-up to Augusta. And back when half-a-million dollars meant something, the tour attempted to lure them back to work with a $500,000 King of the Swing bonus to the player with the best record on the West Coast.

Today, no one is maligning the Arizona-California swing. Brandt Snedeker's two-stroke victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday helped lay waste to the notion that it's golf's equivalent of spring training.

Snedeker's victory follows those by Tiger Woods in...

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