Overnight co-leader Brandt Snedeker back-pedaled to a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in today's final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to conclude on 8-under 280, down eight places into a five-way T9, five shy of champion Jon Rahm, who shot 65.
The defending and two-time champ began R4 sharing the lead with Patrick Rodgers, one clear of rookie C.T. Pan and Tony Finau, the latter completing the final threesome. After opening in progressively worse laps of 68-69-70, but hitting more greens in regulation each day, 10, 13 and 15, respectively, he mustered just nine, losing 2.257 strokes approaching-the-green. The World No. 28 went 5-for-5 in sand saves, but failed to get up-and-down four other times, outbalancing three birdies, including a hole out from a greenside bunker for birdie-2 at 11. On the bright side, this is his seventh top 10 in 11 appearances, but drops to 3-for-9 in his career as a 54-hole leader/co-leader, last converting at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open. More recently, he was a 54-hole leader/co-leader two times last season (Sony, RBC Canadian Open) but lost both despite closing with sub-par rounds.