A Nashville, Tennessee native, Brandt was born December 8, 1980 and attended Vanderbilt University where he played in the All-American team in his junior year. He was voted Southeastern Conference Male Golfer of the Year in 2003. He turned professional in 2004 winning the US Amateur Public Links the year before.
He participated in the Nationwide Tour until 2006 with a runner up win in the Chattanooga Classic. He was consistently in the top ten during his stint in the whole tour making it in the 45th spot in the money list from 2004 to 2005. In 2004, he placed second at the Price Cutter Charity Championship.
In 2006, at the Scholarship America Showdown, he defeated Jeff Quinney with a first career win. Snedeker then won the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic defeating Aron Price with a 16-under-par 272. He played in the 2004 Masters as an amateur and finished with a T41 average score rating.
2007 was a big year for Brandt Snedeker who finished third in the Buick International. He was leading the pack by three strokes but the third round proved fatal for Snedeker resulting in a third place win. He also participated in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the Arnold Palmer Invitational finishing in the top 25 in three tournaments.
At the Verizon Heritage Tournament of April, he averaged T16. In May, he had a brilliant T12 finish at the PLAYERS Championship as well as a tie for fifth at the Stanford St. Jude Championship. His 2007 record included a 23rd place at the US Open, a tie for 7th at the Canadian Open and an impressive 18th in his first PGA Championship. At the end of the year, he was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.