FROM: Nashville, USA
TOUR: PGA Tour
WORLD RANKING: 45
CAREER EARNINGS (US): $34,801,664
2018 FORM: Wins – 1; Top-10s – 4
KEY STAT: When he’s on he can putt the lights out. Ranked inside the Top-20 on tour in both Strokes Gained Putting (.468) and Overall Putting Average (1.507). Should stand out on the multi-faceted challenge The Lakes’ surfaces throw up.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Arrives in Sydney for a second tilt at the national title after finishing joint runner-up in 2007 at The Australian Golf Club. A former world No.4, “Sneds” is coming off another solid season highlighted by an opening-round 59 on his way to winning the Wyndham Championship in August. Look for him to jump out of the blocks early if he gets favourable conditions.