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 seemed 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 Profitable simply by no means will get outdated. I simply know that there is been occasions the place it simply did not go my means and immediately it did. I am tremendous thrilled not only for myself, however everybody that is both on my workforce 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 — after I say new, we all know Harold, however it took me — it was 5 years till I gained my first.
“So, it is a man that is simply beginning to play higher and higher every year. We see his identify a bit of bit extra. He is getting comfy.”
The 2-time Masters winner added: “I am not mad at him for beating me. I am glad for him … I applaud him. I really like seeing that. I cheer for him.”