Harold Varner III says 92-foot monster eagle putt to win roughly $1m cheque was ‘superior’


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.

A par would imply Watson wins. A birdie would take it to a playoff. An eagle, whereas unbelievable, would give Varner the win.

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.

“Superior. Nonetheless — it has been fairly loopy because it occurred,” Varner stated after the victory, profitable roughly $1 million.

“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.”

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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 I actually love,” Watson stated of Varner, describing him as a “expensive good friend.”

“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.”

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