Brandt Snedeker finds new life at Canadian Open

Brandt Snedeker tees off at 17 in the pouring rain during the third round at the Canadian Open in...

Brandt Snedeker tees off at 17 in the pouring rain during the third round at the Canadian Open in Oakville, Ont., Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:08 PM ET

OAKVILLE, ONT. - Compared to Friday, Saturday's third round at the Canadian Open was like a walk in the park for Brandt Snedeker.

As he meandered his way through Glen Abbey's famed valley holes, Snedeker paused on 12 to look at 16 mile creek, stopped to the left of the 13th fairway with Canadian caddie Scott Vail to read a plaque. Swallows dipped and dived as he stood over a bunker shot on 17 and a blue heron swooped over as he walked toward the green after coolly hitting it to about 12 feet.

It was just one of those days for Snedeker, who allowed nothing to fase him as he posted the low score of the third round with a 9-under-par 63 (along with Dustin Johnson), one shot off the course record, tied the day before by John Merrick.

"To shoot 9-under par has got to be up there with one of my best (rounds) of the year," he said.


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