PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Daniel Berger received into the combination rapidly with an eagle and completed it off with one even higher, holing a 30-foot putt on the par-5 18th for a 7-under 65 and a two-shot victory Sunday within the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Berger received for the second time because the PGA Tour returned to golf from the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning with a playoff victory at Colonial final June.
This was one other wild chase on a crisp, breezy day alongside the Pacific, and Jordan Spieth went from resulting in lagging. He went from a two-shot result in a three-shot deficit by means of six holes, going from the main character to a assist function. Spieth birdied the final two holes for a 70 to tie for third with Patrick Cantlay (68).
Maverick McNealy, who performed at Stanford and as soon as lived in a home close to the fifteenth inexperienced at Pebble Beach, made 5 birdies over his final eight holes for a 66 and was tied for the lead after his eagle putt on the 18th stopped inches away.
Berger was within the group behind him, and fired a fairway metallic into the center of the 18th inexperienced, 30 ft away. He solely wanted two putts for birdie to win, and as an alternative completed with a aptitude.
“That was the best putt I’ve ever hit in my life,” Berger mentioned.
Berger completed at 18-under 270 for his fourth career victory.
Spieth completed within the prime 4 for the second week in a row, a robust signal that his sport is coming again after a drought that dates to his 2017 British Open victory at Royal Birkdale.
The actual heartache belonged to Nate Lashley.
Lashley, taking part in within the closing group with Spieth, practically holed his wedge on the eleventh for a tap-in birdie that took him to 16 beneath and main by one shot. He was tied with Berger with three holes to play when Lashley went lengthy on the sixteenth gap.
He pitched out to 12 ft, missed the par putt after which missed the subsequent two putts from the 3-foot vary. That gave him a triple bogey from which he couldn’t recovery.
A discipline that featured solely three gamers from the highest 20 on the earth received one in all them as a winner — Berger, who was outdoors the highest 100 on the earth when golf returned final June as he tried to come back again from accidents.
Cantlay once more was vexed by the Pebble Beach greens. He had 5 putts from contained in the 15-foot vary on the again 9, most wanting as if they’d an opportunity.
Berger hit 4-iron from 229 yards to twenty ft and rolled within the eagle putt on the par-5 second gap to catch Spieth early, and he adopted with an aggressive drive that left a flip wedge to five ft for birdie on No. 3. He had three eagle putts on the day, narrowly lacking a 10-foot try on the sixth gap.
Lashley quietly moved into competition with a lot consideration on Spieth. Cantlay was by no means too far-off. McNealy confirmed up late together with his 31 on the again 9.
“I had the adrenaline pumping coming down the stretch there and feelings that I hadn’t really felt on the golf course in a little while, trying to close this out and give myself a chance,” McNealy.
Ultimately, it was Berger in position to win and he delivered an eagle he received’t quickly overlook.