Brandt Snedeker is having a pretty good time of things lately. A quick look at reasons for him to be happy include: winning the FexExCup (and its $10 million bonus), the TOUR Championship and getting to participate in his first Ryder Cup.
While the Ryder Cup thing didn’t work out so well for the Americans and Snedeker, he’s probably already forgotten it, as he and his wife, Mandy, gave birth to their first son on Sunday.
The PGA Tour Report released that the boy, Austin Jones Snedeker, weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches long. Golf Channel got in touch with Snedeker’s management team on Monday, and they reported that “baby and mother are doing great.”
Austin is the couple’s first son and second child, after daughter Lily. The family lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Snedeker defeated some of the PGA Tour’s biggest names to claim the FedExCup this season. Joining him in the top five were, in order of finish, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Nick Watney and Phil Mickelson. Prior to the 2012 season, Brandt Snedeker had just one PGA Tour victory. This past season he had two.
The 32-year-old Snedeker graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2003 and turned pro in 2004. In 2007 Snedeker made the PGA Tour and was named Rookie of the Year that season. His $2.8 million earned in 2007 remains the the largest ever money total by a rookie.
Brandt Snedeker’s son has a good chance of inheriting a talent for the sport of golf as his uncle, Haymes Snedeker, was a standout golfer at Ole Miss and later served his alma mater as an assistant coach.