After Jimmy Walker took a seemingly commanding lead into Sunday at the AT&T National Pro-Am, he turned the blustery, star-studded tournament into a knee-buckler in the end.
Walker, who was six ahead of the pack when the day started, had to make a squirrely five-footer on 18 to preserve his tour-leading third victory of the season.
As usual, the stars were out and having a great time. If we told you that Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers were gathered together, you might think it was for a NFL doubleheader. While the four vaunted quarterbacks played separately at Pebble Beach, it would have made for one heck of a foursome.
As is typical this time of year on the picturesque Northern California coast, the wind howled and the rain fell, but, after a brief Saturday respite, the golf resumed.
The rejuvenated Walker was chased by an array of golfers including previous multitourney winners Phil Mickelson (three) and Dustin Johnson (two), wannabes Jordan Spieth and Hunter Mahan and some newbies like Richard H. Lee, Jim Renner and Tim Wilkinson.
Late Sunday, Renner and John Harkey Jr. edged Rory Sabbatini and Blake Mycoskie for the pro-am title at -31.
Although everyone’s favorite golf clown Bill Murray wasn't on hand to lighten things up, the event had its shares of winners and losers.