BERGER CLINCHES VICTORY AT AT&T PEBBLE BEACH
PGA Tour – AT& T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Daniel Berger's 31-foot eagle clinches victory at AT&T Pebble Beach moving up the Ranking to World No. 13 from 15. He was tied for the lead, needing a birdie on the par-5 18th to win. Off to his right was out-of-bounds markers below a row of hedges, where Berger hit his drive on Saturday that led to double bogey. To his left was the Pacific Ocean.
"I was going to go down swinging," he said.
Two of the best swings of his career, a driver into the fairway and a 3-wood from 250 yards away in the cool air at sea level, left him 30 feet and two putts away. Berger capped it off with an eagle putt for a 7-under 65 and a two-shot victory over Maverick McNealy.
"To step up there and hit a great drive and then one of the best 3-woods I've ever hit in my life, and then to make that putt is just as good as it gets for me," Berger said.
He finished at 18-under 270 for his fourth career PGA TOUR victory.
Berger started his final round with a 4-iron to 20 feet for eagle on the par-5 second hole to catch up to Jordan Spieth in no time at all. And while the cast of contenders kept changing, Berger was never out of the mix until he had the final say with one last eagle, his fourth of the week.
He won for the second time since the PGA TOUR returned to golf in June from the COVID-19 pandemic, starting with a playoff victory at Colonial, where a half-dozen players had a chance to win over the final hour.
PGA Tour of Australasia - Moonah Links PGA Classic
Bryden Macpherson claimed a maiden ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia title moving form World No. 732 to 441.
An eagle and four birdies over his final six holes rocketed Macpherson to 18-under and the clubhouse lead before Sydney’s Justin Warren came to the last needing an eagle to force a playoff.
Warren’s flop shot over a greenside bunker finished four feet from the hole to give Macpherson a maiden ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia title and put something of an end point of an extraordinary 10-year journey back close to where it all began.
Victory at the 2011 British Amateur first thrust Macpherson into the upper echelon of world golf – if only for a week at a time – and then he turned professional after playing The Masters in 2012, one of the perks that came with his win at Hillside Golf Club.
He has won three times in China, wrestled with golf’s vagaries on the secondary Korn Ferry Tour in the United States and endured heartbreak at qualifying school in trying to play his way onto the European Tour but he has never been better placed to make an impression on the golf world than he is right now.
“As I’ve grown up and spent time around lots and lots of people in lots and lots of places I’ve learned that, as cliche and terrible as it sounds, you’ve just got to stay with what you’re doing,” said Macpherson, whose final round of 8-under 64 was the best of the day by two strokes.
“It’s my fourth professional win and it’s starting to look a little bit more like a career.