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Brandt Snedeker would trade all his wins for one Masters title

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Brandt Snedeker spoke candidly with the media Tuesday about how he feels about the Masters.

He first talked about how big the tournament feels when you're there:

"Growing up watching this on TV, you realize this is bigger than golf, this is a sporting event. There are big sporting events you watch every year whether it be the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, or whatever kind of transcends the sport. This is the tournament that transcends golf."

Then he told the media the Masters means more to him than any other event:

"I would trade all my PGA Tour wins for this one tournament. It's tough to treat like just any other tournament."

Then he compared his opening tee shot to coming out for a basketball game:

"It feel like you're in a basketball arena getting ready to come out through the smoke and you're walking on the first tee. There's 10,000 people waiting to see you hit a tee shot.

"The hardest thing is the first six holes on Thursday, getting into a rhythm because you are so amped up."

Snedeker has five PGA Tour wins, including one at Pebble Beach earlier this year. He also won the Tour Championship last year, which earned him $10 million as the FedEx Cup champion.

Which basically means he's saying he would pay $10 million plus for one Masters win. That's pretty powerful.

The closest he's ever come to winning the Masters was in 2008 when he was two shots off the third-round lead but infamously fired a 77 on Sunday and broke down in tears outside the clubhouse shortly thereafter.

It's great to see guys like him, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson talk about how much they revere this storied tournament in their press conferences.

Something you don't always see in other sports and don't always see in other tournaments in golf.

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