Daniel Berger drilled a 30-foot eagle putt at the 72nd hole to win the US PGA Tour Pebble Beach Pro-Am in dramatic style on Sunday UFA.
The 27-year-old American, undaunted by the memory of his double-bogey at the par-five 18th on Saturday, took driver off the tee and reached the green in two, rolling in the eagle putt to beat Maverick McNealy by two strokes.
"I feel like I got a little bit of revenge on the 18th," Berger said. "I knew it was going to be a tight finish and I just stepped up there and hit a great drive and hit maybe the best three-wood. I've ever hit in my life and the putter was just kind of icing on the cake."
Daniel Berger had drained a 22-foot eagle putt at the second hole and had four more birdies. One bogey in his seven-under 65 for an 18-under total of 270.
McNealy was already in the clubhouse on 16-under. Notching five of his eight birdies on the demanding back nine in a six-under par 66.
He was watching when Berger rolled in the winning putt, earning his fourth US PGA Tour title.
The victory continues a strong spell for Berger that started with a victory at Colonial in the tour's first tournament back from its coronavirus pandemic hiatus.
Since then, he had added eight top-10 finishes. Climbing to 15th in the world rankings as he finally put a painful wrist injury behind him.
"A lot of it is (being) healthy, a lot of it is playing free," Berger said. "Once I am able to kind of play every week without any fear. I played my best golf, and that's what I've been doing."