- 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.
HV3 needed a 2-putt birdie to get into a playoff with Bubba Watson. He said nah, no thanks, and made eagle from 120 feet.
Absolute scenes. pic.twitter.com/k4TqOC5gTo
— By The Flagstick (@ByTheFlagstick) February 6, 2022
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.