2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tournament Winner
23-Year Old, Jordan Spieth Wins His Ninth PGA Tour Win!
AT&T Pro-Am Golf Tournament pairs top TOUR professionals with Hollywood celebrities, renowned musicians and captains of industry. The purse—$7 million, with proceeds benefiting Monterey Bay Charities.
Going into the final round on Sunday, you’d think there’d be some excitement, but with Spieth having a six-shot lead there was little doubt about the outcome. Spieth remarked that he, “played a lot of boring golf today.”
This was Spieth’s ninth PGA Tour win making him the first player since Woods with as many victories before turning twenty four. Woods won fifteen times. Equally impressive is that Spieth won for the fifth time by at least three shots.
AT&T Most Historic Moment at Pebble Beach
In 2000, Tiger Woods entered the Pebble Beach tournament on fire. He had just finished with five straight wins in the last five events. But it didn’t look good for him as he sat seven shots back of the leader with seven holes left to play.
Then everything changed. Woods birdied a difficult par-3 at the 12th hole as leader, Matt Gogel, faltered. But Woods was still four back as he took up his wedge on the second shot on the 15. Managing to finish the hole with an eagle proved to be the signature moment in the match. Woods shot a birdie at 16, shot par on 17 and followed up with a birdie on the last hole. At the end of the day, he shot 8-under for the tournament finishing with a 64, giving him a two-shot lead and electrifying the crowd with his amazing comeback win.
Golf Facts: Did You Know?
- 125,000 golf balls a year are hit into the water at the famous 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass.
- The longest drive ever is 515 yards. The longest putt ever is a monstrous 375 feet . The longest hole in one is 427 yards.
- The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.
- Balls travel significantly further on hot days. The rubber components of a golf ball are more resilient when they are warm.
- The highest golf course in the world is the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru, which sits 14,335 feet above sea level at its lowest point.
- 80 percent of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of less than 18.
- Americans spend $600 million on golf balls every year.
- Many Japanese golfers carry “hole-in-one” insurance. In Japan, if you hit a hole-in-one, you throw a party with gifts.
- The Solheim Cup is the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup
- Golf is one of only two sports to be played on the moon. Javelin is the other.
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