Golf – PGA Tour – Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Nick Taylor overcomes Phil Mickelson and wins

I’ll do what I have to do, in my corner “, Announced the challenger lucid Saturday. And given the end result, he got off perfectly. Author of a canon go in -4 with a eagle at 6 (exit from bunker back), he will see Mickelson falling apart in money time (3 bogeys on the last seven holes). A blow of deprivation depriving the left-hander of San Diego of a possible 45th victory on the US Tour, at 49 years. “Data-reactid =” 18 “> Second career victory for the discreet Nick Taylor, who wins at Pebble Beach faced a field of strong players (-19). A time in the race for the win, Phil Mickelson finally finished 3rd in -14. He knew from the day before and a 3rd round completed in near anonymity at Spyglass that he would not be not the center of attention. Despite a victory in 2014 at the Sanderson Championship, Nick Taylor is one of those good soldiers on the PGA Tour. This type of golfer does not attract light and spends his career in his corner, far from the Majors (only one played pro) and with a modest 175th world place as the summit in November 2017. But by winning without question one of the most prestigious tournament on the American circuit, the 31-year-old Canadian will emerge from the shadows. until the next edition of Pebble Beach Pro-Am where it will now be expected p had more than elsewhere. Party Sunday noon in the company of his antithesis Phil Mickelson, the 229th suspected that the public would have heart only for “Lefty”. ” I’ll do what I have to do, in my corner “, Announced the challenger lucid Saturday. And given the end result, he got off perfectly. Author of a canon go in -4 with a eagle at 6 (exit from bunker back), he will see Mickelson falling apart in money time (3 bogeys on the last seven holes). A blow of deprivation depriving the left-hander of San Diego of a possible 45th victory on the US Tour, at 49 years old.

The leader’s double bogey at 14 since Thursday will be quickly digested. This by birdies at 15 (wedge-putt), then a mast planted at 17, on one of the par-3 among the most iconic of professional golf. Author of a last card in 70 and holding a total of -19, he won with a large lead of four shots on Kevin Streelman and five on Mickelson, only 3rd ahead of Jason Day.

Fun fact, Nick Taylor is the first player to win the Pebble Beach tournament from start to finish since 2005. That year, Phil Mickelson won. In the rest of the leaderboard, a word about the top 10 of Jordan Spieth. The Texan finished 9th in -8, thanks to an encouraging final 67 (best score of the 4th round). The Texan, 55th in the world at the start of the week, is relaunching after a calendar year 2020 until then disappointing (55th at Torrey Pines, cut missed in Phoenix.