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When losing hurts more than winning feels good

Brandt Snedeker won in his next start after losing the Sony Open in a playoff last year.

Emotions remain stronger over the loss.

Such is the nature of golf. Of the top five players in the world, Jordan Spieth has the highest winning percentage worldwide at 9.3 percent, mainly because he's so young. That doesn't ease the sting of losing.

This question was posed to Snedeker on the eve of the Sony Open, and it was inspired by Jim Furyk being appointed U.S. Ryder Cup captain. It was Furyk three years ago who mentioned going into the 2014 Ryder Cup that the greater the stage, losing feels worse than winning feels good.

Snedeker agreed.

"I think failure...