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Tour cancels Pebble last spherical, Wyndham Clark declared winner


A puddle in front of a sign for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

There’ll no golf on Monday at Pebble Seaside.

Christian Petersen/Getty Photos

The 2024 AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am is already over.

Regardless of initially suspending the ultimate spherical of the $20 million Signature Occasion to Monday as a result of inclement climate, the PGA Tour made an about-face late Sunday evening and stated “out of an abundance of warning for the security of all constituents” play can be canceled Monday. The event outcomes by means of 54 holes are actually last.

The Pebble Seaside space is underneath Shelter in Place order by Monterey County till early Monday and after consulting with county emergency authorities, the PGA Tour introduced the cancelation of the ultimate spherical in an announcement Sunday evening.

You possibly can learn the PGA Tour’s assertion in full under:

“The storm affecting the Monterey Peninsula all through the day Sunday is forecast to proceed into the early hours of Monday with very sturdy winds.  Though situations are forecast to enhance by means of the morning Monday, after session with Monterey County emergency authorities, who’ve applied a Shelter in Place order till early tomorrow morning for the better Pebble Seaside group, and out of an abundance of warning for the security of all constituents, there might be no play on Monday.  Due to this fact, in accordance with the PGA TOUR Laws the event outcomes might be last by means of the conclusion of 54 holes.”


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Shortening the event to 54 holes means Wyndham Clark, who began the third spherical six again of the lead and fired a 60 Saturday to leap into the lead by one over Ludvig Aberg, picks up his third PGA Tour title.

The event had been tormented by poor climate all week. The grounds have been closed to the general public for Wednesday’s apply spherical and the complete event was performed underneath most well-liked lies after heavy rains saturated the course.

Extra rain got here Saturday evening and into Sunday, however the actual harm from the storm got here from sturdy winds, some reported gusts over 60 mph, that battered California’s central coast all day. Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis reported Sunday afternoon that there was “intensive harm” to the golf course from falling timber, digicam towers and hospitality tents.

The primary street out and in of Pebble Seaside, 17 Mile Drive, was nonetheless closed as a result of excessive winds Sunday evening.

It’s the primary 54-hole occasion on the PGA Tour for the reason that 2016 Zurich Traditional of New Orleans. The Pebble occasion was shortened six occasions since 1974 earlier than this week, the final coming in 2009 when Dustin Johnson gained.

Realizing the forecast, many gamers stated they needed to play the third spherical with the concept that it may doubtlessly be the ultimate spherical.


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“I positively thought of it final evening and this morning with everybody saying how dangerous the climate’s going to be,” Clark stated Saturday evening. “All proper, properly, you’ve received to have that mentality that as we speak’s the final day so attempt to go for broke.”

He went out in 28, tying the course entrance 9 report after which completed with a 60, breaking the course report by a shot.

Final yr’s U.S. Open winner had an eagle putt for 59 on the 18th inexperienced, nevertheless it stopped simply 7 inches in need of the cup. He informed CBS afterward that he didn’t need to threat three-putting, realizing he was in rivalry.

“To shoot 59 would have been wonderful, however I additionally know the event is on the road, so I needed to ensure I had good pace,” Clark stated. “However to have a tap-in birdie was fairly particular too.”

When Aberg missed his eagle strive about an hour and a half later, that gave Clark the one-shot lead that finally can be the distinction.

Editor’s observe: Curious about a key to Clark’s victory? Click on right here for this story from GOLF’s Nick Piastowski. Or scroll under.

Six days in the past, Wyndham Clark’s head wasn’t on 60, the quantity he shot Saturday, a report at one of many nation’s most celebrated tracks, Pebble Seaside. Nor was it on a lead, the place he held by means of three rounds on the Pebble Seaside Professional-Am, an occasion now deemed to be “signature” by the PGA Tour. His ideas have been removed from the almost 200 toes price of putts he dropped. 

Nah, final Sunday, on a Pebble apply inexperienced, with some man he simply met, Clark was simply observing 9 putters. Questioning.


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He’d damaged by means of final yr. A victory on the Wells Fargo. A month later, he gained the U.S. Open. There, he sliced and diced L.A. Nation Membership. However then he dipped. He stated his crew anticipated a letdown. You begin to suppose, although. 

Would the droop keep? Would he bounce again? 

Why weren’t these freaking putts dropping?

Irritating. An actual golf tee in his saddle. He flew in early for this week’s occasion, although. His crew hooked him up with a brand new placing guru. The thought was a check-in. A phrase or two. They labored for 3 or so hours. Concepts have been tossed out. Why not swap up the placing fashion? Go cross-handed? He’d given {that a} go in December, on the Hero World Problem. He went with it once more. 

Why not strive that no-line putter? It was sitting among the many aforementioned 9. They have been positioned kinda like a putter model of the Bachelor/Bachelorette reveals. 

Clark requested it out. 

Ooh, that’s totally different, he thought. Nothing revolutionary, in fact. However the ball was rolling. Issues clicked. Odyssey’s no-line Ai-One Jailbird was within the bag. 

“Lots of massive adjustments,” Clark stated, “however while you have been as — while you’re in a spot the place I used to be mentally in placing, you form of wanted a change, simply one thing completely totally different so that you couldn’t complain or have those self same feels that I had in earlier tournaments. 

“So yeah, lots modified, however I believe not having the road on the putter’s been the most important factor for me.”

And that was that. No less than that was the plan. No extra placing speak. It was an thought from his sports activities psychologist, Julie Elion. She’s been key on his run.   

“Yeah, the brunt of our work has been on the placing just lately,” Clark stated. “We’ve been so targeted on it, and he or she form of informed me — she informed me this week, she stated let’s cease having objectives for placing and let’s simply transfer on. We’re placing an excessive amount of emphasis on the placing. We have been attempting to have the perfect perspective we may probably have, particularly coming into greens like this the place they’re actually bumpy, so slopey and it makes it actually onerous to make putts. 

“So I used to be actually simply attempting to give attention to making the perfect stroke I can and no matter the place the ball goes, despite the fact that everybody tries to do this, it’s been actually onerous for me currently. And I’ve performed a great job this week of that and I believe my persistence the primary two days on the greens actually paid off as a result of clearly I made a number of putts as we speak.”

Yeah, yeah he did.  

Notably, he began slowly. An excellent-par 72 throughout the first spherical at Spyglass Hill. A five-under 67 throughout the second spherical at Pebble, however he had bogeyed two of his final 5 holes. A par on the first gap at Pebble on Saturday. After which? 

The opening appeared as massive because the close by Pacific. The placing was swish because the birds hovering overhead. 

A 38-foot, 11-incher on the par-5 2nd. That was for eagle. A 9-foot, 7-incher on the par-4 4th. That was for birdie. A 42-foot, 2-incher on the par-5 sixth. That was additionally for eagle. A 2-foot, 9-incher on the enduring par-3 seventh. That was for birdie. A 29-foot, 5-incher on the par-4 eighth. That was for birdie. A 24-foot, 7-incher on the par-4 ninth. That was for birdie. That equaled 150 toes, 10 inches of putts made — over simply the entrance 9. Stats guru Justin Ray reported that Clark’s whole was probably the most by a professional on the entrance 9 on the occasion over the previous 20 years — by 24 toes, 7 inches. Clark had additionally fired a front-nine 28, which Ray famous tied the event’s front-nine report, recorded three different occasions (Spike McRoy, throughout the first spherical in 2001; Davis Love IIII throughout the fourth spherical in 2001; and Brent Schwarzrock, throughout the first spherical in 2002.) 

However you noticed the rating within the first paragraph. There was extra. Clark dropped a 3-foot, 8-incher on the par-4 tenth. He dropped a 15-foot, 6-incher on the par-4 eleventh. His putt on the par-3 twelfth was maybe his finest, although. From the tee, he hit right into a greenside bunker. He struggled together with his second shot. It completed simply above one other bunker. The righty opted to hit it lefty. His ball completed on the perimeter, 25 toes, 8 inches away. 

He made that. A bogey. However he didn’t spiral.

He adopted with birdie putts on the par-4 thirteenth (12 toes, 8 inches) and the par-5 14th (4 toes). Putts on the par-4 sixteenth (5 inches) and the par-3 seventeenth (5 inches) got here up agonizingly brief. So did his bid on the par-5 18th, for the magical 59. Solely 12 gamers in PGA Tour historical past have gone sub-60. Clark missed his penultimate putt by 7 inches. However he made his sixtieth stroke. Nobody at Pebble has gone that low. The course event report is a 62, set 4 occasions (Tom Kite in 1983; David Duval in 1997; Patrick Cantlay in 2021; and Matthias Schwab in 2022). Hurly Lengthy shot a 61 throughout a school occasion in 2017. Notably, there’ll be an asterisk on Clark’s rating, as carry, clear and place was in play, however that’s to not say dude didn’t hit pictures, although. He rolled the rock, too. Ultimately, he made 189 toes, 9 inches of putts.  


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And now he is perhaps your winner. A storm is forecast for Sunday. Extra rain is anticipated within the days forward. There’s an opportunity they’ll name this after 54 holes. 

Nah, six days in the past, he wasn’t considering of any of that, both.  

“Though typically I didn’t know the place I used to be going with the placing, I needed to consider that it was finally going to come back again,” Clark stated. “It’s actually greater than something it’s simply actually rewarding to lastly make some putts, see some putts. 

“I really feel like I rewarded myself with being affected person after which having an awesome day as we speak.” 

Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf crew and just lately returned to this system to function head coach. Jack additionally nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but additionally producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He might be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.

 

 



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