On Sunday, Harold Varner III holed a massive eagle putt on the 18th hole of the final round to snatch victory at the 2022 Saudi International from the grasp of the field.
Varner’s chances of making the cut appeared to be fading as he sat one shot behind Bubba Watson and off the front edge of the 18th green.
Without letting this deter him, the American golfer hit an intricate, weaving putt that eventually found the hole to clinch a thrilling victory at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.
Varner burst into tears as he embraced his caddy Chris Rice on the 18th green, where they had gathered to celebrate their victory.
“WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?” read a tweet from the official Saudi International Twitter account in response to the developments.
A stacked field confronted the 31-year-old Varner in the Asian Tour’s marquee event, which was held in Singapore.
Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, and Xander Schauffele were among the PGA Tour stars who traveled to play in the tournament, though the 2020 US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau withdrew on Friday due to a left hand and left hip injury.
When Varner reached the 72nd hole of the tournament, it appeared that his opportunity had passed him by, with Masters champion Watson sitting atop the leaderboard.
Although Varner finished in first place, the world No. 99 took home a reported $900,000 from the $5 million prize pool, thanks to his massive putt.
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