Video: Harold Varner III drains insane eagle putt for walk-off win
Harold Varner III on Sunday won his first professional golf event in more than five years, and he did so in thrilling fashion.
Varner won the PIF Saudi International — an Asian Tour event — with a walk-off eagle on the 18th hole. He was just short of the green in two shots and in perfect position to force a playoff with Bubba Watson by making a birdie. Instead, he drained an insane putt for the win.
What a weekend of golf! Bubba Watson eagles the last to take a 1 shot lead and then Harold Varner III hit his second on the last (par 5) to here. He needs to get up and down for a birdie and to make a playoff… over to Mr Varner!!! @SkySportsNews @SaudiGolf @HV3_Golf 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Lf6BrR9q49
— Dan Buttigieg (@DanielButtigieg) February 6, 2022
Watson had just eagled the same hole to take a one-shot lead and finish at 12-under for the tournament. He undoubtedly felt that his worst-case scenario was a playoff, but Varner pulled off the miraculous putt. Even Varner’s playing partner Tommy Fleetwood came over to congratulate him right away.
Here’s another angle of the putt:
— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) February 6, 2022
We’ve seen plenty of clutch putts in the past, but Varner’s is right up there with the most impressive.