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Brandt’s 2010 season ended early, but not before he showed solid improvement. With a runner-up finish at the Farmer’s Insurance Open and a T-8th at the U.S. Open, he made over $1.6 million and gained exemptions for the 2011 Masters and U.S. Open. Snedeker also closed 2009 with a bang by finishing in the Top-10 five times and the Top-5 three times in the second half of 2009. Brandt made $1,483,557, placing 55th on the final money list and 33rd in the FedEx Cup point standings.
In 2008, Brandt had five Top-10 finishes including a 3rd place finish at the Masters and a 9th place finish at the U.S. Open and was selected to the World Cup team with fellow American, Ben Curtis.
In 2007, Brandt racked up six Top-10 finishes including a win at The Wyndham Championships. At the Buick Invitational, Brandt tied the Torrey Pines North Course record with an 11-under par 61. His 9-under 27 on the front nine tied a PGA Tour record. Brandt’s peers voted him Rookie of the Year, and his earnings of $2.8 million are the largest ever by a rookie. He finished the regular season 9th in FedEx points and is only the 15th rookie to ever qualify for The Tour Championship.