The last time Brandt Snedeker came this close to winning the Masters, he wept uncontrollably, distraught that the tournament he's dreamed of winning since he was a child slipped through his fingers.
On Sunday, the only tears after the final round were from his 2-year-old daughter.
''I'm not as crushed as I was in 2008 because I know I'm going to be there again,'' Snedeker said. ''I know this golf course so well and I putted about as poorly as I could today, and I still had a chance on the back nine. I'm very disappointed that I didn't win, but I realize that I'm not that far off from winning this thing.
''I'm going to do it soon.''
The co-leader after the third round, Snedeker couldn't make a putt Sunday on his way to a 3-over 75. After scratching his way through the front, he opened the back nine with two straight bogeys, including a miss from 3 feet on 10, to fall three strokes off the lead. With the two par-5s still to play, however, he wasn't out of it.
Then he put his appr...