Luke Donald had a chance to keep his dreams of being the world's No. 1 golfer alive — and his putt on the third playoff hole at Hilton Head was just slightly too firm, giving Brandt Snedeker a title at The Heritage and forcing Donald to wait to reign over the golf world.
Snedeker fired a final round 7-under 64 to tie Donald after 18 holes on Sunday — Donald had a chance to win outright with a birdie on his 18th hole, but couldn't — then went birdie-par-par on three playoff holes to earn his first PGA Tour victory since 2007, a year in which he claimed PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors.
Donald entered the final round with a one-shot lead, but could only manage a 1-under 70 in his Sunday round.
Donald had a chance to move to No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings with a victory, but it will instead be Lee Westwood summiting them again. Westwood won the Indonesian Masters, giving him enough points to leap past Martin Kaymer and retake the No. 1 ranking he first claimed in October 2010.