As a lot as 92-feet from the opening, off the entrance of the inexperienced and a shot behind chief Bubba Watson, it appeared like Harold Varner III’s alternative to win had slipped away.
Along with his trusty putter in hand, Varner went to work as if he was a magician.
The US golfer’s winding, weaving putt traversed the stainless inexperienced, earlier than slowly dropping into the opening and sparking scenes of jubilant celebration.
“I am simply making an attempt to take it in. Profitable simply by no means will get previous. I simply know that there is been occasions the place it simply did not go my method and immediately it did. I am tremendous thrilled not only for myself, however everybody that is both on my staff or in my nook.
“They know who they’re so I haven’t got to thank them. They know who they’re. My mother’s already known as. Yeah, I am pumped.”
Whereas it meant Watson missed out on victory, seeing Varner — a good friend of his — the style of his competitor’s win was nonetheless a particular second.
After Varner sunk the large putt, Watson ran down the 18th inexperienced to congratulate him.
“A man that I need to assist,” continued Watson. “He is new — once I say new, we all know Harold, however it took me — it was 5 years till I gained my first.
“So, this can be a man that is simply beginning to play higher and higher every year. We see his title somewhat bit extra. He is getting comfy.”
The 2-time Masters winner added: “I am not mad at him for beating me. I am pleased for him … I applaud him. I really like seeing that. I cheer for him.”