Walk-Off Eagle Propels Daniel Berger To AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am Win

Dan Hauser
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While much of the talk heading into the week and during the week was about Jordan Spieth and if he was back, Daniel Berger quickly changed the narrative on Sunday. 

Starting the day 2 shots back, the former Dwyer standout only needed two holes to eliminate Spieth's lead and tie him at the top. From there, Berger played lights out golf to earn the win Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Missing the Am portion of the event due to Covid restrictions, Berger sank a 30-foot walk-off eagle to win by two shots, beating Maverick McNealy who himself nearly made an eagle putt just a few minutes earlier, settling for a birdie to tie Berger for the time being. 

"Yeah, I just, one of the best finishing holes I've ever played," Berger said when talking about how he played the 72nd hole on Sunday. "Obviously, with everything that happened on Saturday, hitting that ball out of bounds, 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."

Spieth, who entered the day with the 54 hole lead struggled early as others around him put their foot on the gas. While he didn't win, he recorded his 2nd straight top 5 finish and for the 2nd week in a row had a legitimate shot to win on Sunday, something he hasn't experienced over the past few seasons. 

"Yeah, if I look back at Friday night of San Diego and you tell me I was going to share the 54 and have the 54-hole lead two weeks in a row and really just fight, finish strong to both weeks, I would have said you're crazy, to be honest," Spieth said when asked to evaluate his last 2 weeks on Tour. "I was not in a great headspace following that missed cut there and just did some really phenomenal work from Sunday through Wednesday of last week that was probably the best period of a few days of work that I've put in in a long time. It just got me believing in what I was doing and progressing forward. That's really what I continue to say is just progressing forward and if I put myself in the position of leading after 54 holes enough times, especially with how I know I'm going to fight even if it's not going my way, I'll end up on top one of these days."

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