Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Brandt Snedeker leads Safeway Open; Phil Mickelson drops off

Brandt Snedeker leads Safeway Open; Phil Mickelson drops off

Brandt Snedeker closed with three straight birdies in a three-under par 69 on Saturday to maintain his three-shot lead at the Safeway Open, the first event of the US PGA Tour 2018-19 season.

Snedeker, the overnight leader, dropped out of the play-off on the first hole after Tway and Moore made birdies at the 18th and he could only manage par.

Ryan Moore came from 7 shots behind at the start of the day with three birdies in his final four holes, while Tway's back-to-back gains on the final two holes of regulation play matched Moore and Snedeker's total.

His father, Bob Tway, was an eight-time victor on the PGA Tour who captured the 1986 PGA Championship by sinking a bunker shot on the last hole to defeat Greg Norman.

"I'm kind of at a loss for words". "I knew the first part of the back nine was going to be playing tough, I was just trying to survive", said Snedeker, who kept his cool as his lead dwindled.

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The nine-time PGA Tour victor bogeyed the first three holes on the back nine, birdied the par-5 16th, bogeyed the par-4 17th and parred the 18th, missing from 9 feet. "I hit some good shots in the playoff, birdied a couple holes and today just wasn't good enough". "I basically gave it away and it stinks right now, but I'll get over this and maybe it will help me down the road".

Phil Mickelson carded a 72 on Sunday to tie for 17th at 8 under.

Making his debut as a fulltime PGA Tour member, young Australian Cameron Davis impressed as he tied for 17th with a closing 68 at the Silverado resort in California's Napa Valley.

"For a while I didn't think we were going to play and then when we played, I didn't really play", the 59-year-old Hall of Famer said.

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