Harold Varner III Drains 100-Foot Putt To Win Saudi International, Celebrates Accordingly

Harold Varner III Drains 100-Foot Putt To Win Saudi International

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  • Harold Varner III won the Saudi International in absolutely epic style.
  • HV3 drained a putt of over 100-feet to avoid a playoff and win the title outright.
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Harold Varner III stood on the 72nd hole of the Saudi International in a situation he hadn’t been in quite some time: with a chance to win a golf tournament.

HV3 hadn’t stepped into the winner’s circle since 2016 when he won the Australian PGA Championship, but he was looking to change that on Sunday as he carried a one-shot lead into the final round.

Varner III steadied the ship over the course of his final 18 holes, but Bubba Watson caught him atop the leaderboard. On the Par 5 18th, Varner III needed a birdie to get into a playoff with the two-time Masters winner.

Instead of two-putting from over 100-feet, which would have been unbelievably impressive, HV3 decided to just go ahead and make the putt for eagle to win the tournament.

The scenes were immaculate.

Varner III, ranked 99th in the world heading into the week, took home $900,000 with the win. Watson earned $550,000 with his solo second-place finish.