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Ryder Cup 2016: Brandt Snedeker praises 'family' atmosphere, Bubba Watson's contribution
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Ryder Cup 2016: Brandt Snedeker praises 'family' atmosphere, Bubba Watson's contribution

Brandt Snedeker went 3-0 this weekend while helping Brooks Koepka get acquainted with Ryder Cup golf.

CHASKA, Minn. — Brandt Snedeker was a force this weekend as the U.S. won the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008 by a convincing 17-11 margin against Team Europe.

Despite being one of the least-talked about players on the U.S. squad, Snedeker went 3-0 with a big 3 and 1 win against Andy Sullivan in his Sunday singles match. Snedeker also helped Ryder Cup rookie Brooks Koepka find his feet in the emotional competition.

Snedeker talked about his love of this team, and the atmosphere in the team room that helped ease everyone's mind and allowed each player to play his best golf.

"It was a family," Snedeker said after Sunday's round. "We had five vice captains, a captain and 12 guys that came together as a family. We were going to win this thing as a family or lose as a family. We were not going to have anybody shoulder the brunt."

Almost everyone on the U.S. team applauded vice captain Bubba Watson for his selfless act of joining the team even though he wasn't picked to play. Snedeker was one of the most adamant about Watson's positive influence.


"It was unbelievable to have guys pick each other up when things weren't going their way," Snedeker said. "I use Bubba Watson as my example. A guy like him, showing up here, putting his ego to the side and saying, 'I want to be a part of this,' he's the reason I got around today.

"He (Watson) was in my ear all day, walking with me every step of the way, letting me know he was supporting me 100 percent. He's the reason I got my point."

The American task force was under fire before the competition. European fans, players and even captain Darren Clarke poked fun at the special committee designed to beat the Europeans, but they shined through this weekend, proving all their hard work paid off.

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