Adam Scott was 32 when he won his maiden major in the US Masters at Augusta, while US Open champion Justin Rose was born just 14 days after the Australian.
With Scott turning 33 on Tuesday, only six players in the 156-strong now field fit the criteria - Rose, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Gareth Maybin, Marc Warren, Nick Watney and Snedeker - although only Snedeker can lay claim to being halfway leader at the Open Championship last year before eventually finishing third.
"I've been told about it a few times and I love it," Snedeker said.
"The precedent has been set and now the hard part is making sure it keeps going. I'll take any little quirky thing and use it in my favour."
Snedeker already has one claim to Open fame after opening rounds of 66 and 64 at Lytham equalled Nick Faldo's championship record of 130 for the first 36 holes.
But a third round of 73, where he dropped his first shot of the week on the fifth hole and found his first bunker on the next, effectively ended his chances before a closing 74 meant he finished alongside Tiger Woods, four shots behind winner Ernie Els.
"I learned a lot playing with Tiger last year on Sunday and in the majors since then," Snedeker added.
"I learned a lot from watching Adam win at the Masters.
"I learned a lot playing with Justin the first two days at the US Open, just about the patience that's required and the process you have to go through and how unimportant each individual shot is, but when you add them all up they are all extremely important.
"The hardest thing to do in a major championship is be patient for 72 holes and never push the panic button. The guy that wins this week will not do that."
Snedeker shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on the Claret Jug in considerable style, winning the Tour Championship to beat Rory McIlroy to the FedEx Cup title and USD10million bonus.
He then started 2013 with a record of third, 23rd, second, second and first in his opening five events before being forced out of action with a rib injury and missing the cut in the first two events on his return.
In the third, he began the final round of the US Masters tied for the lead only to fade to sixth with a closing 75, but still drew a sparse turnout for his pre-tournament press conference at Muirfield.
"I couldn't care less to be honest with you," he added. "I love flying under the radar."
And such a low-profile does have its advantages.
"I always try to find a spot for the week to have a few pints and enjoy the locals," Snedeker admitted.
"This turns into a kind of guys' week. It's different for us out here.
"I normally travel with my wife and young kids. To be at a guys' event where you're having a few pints at night and having a great time, it's fun. I can't drink the dark beers, but Tennent's is as close as I can get."