Willie Mack III: "Tiger Woods was different"



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Willie Mack III: "Tiger Woods was different"

WiIlie Mack III started playing golf because of Tiger Woods. "I just remember watching on TV and he was just different than everybody else. I just kind of like gravitated to watching him"

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"I always dreamed to be on the PGA TOUR when I started golf.

But probably when I was in college and I won my ninth tournament, I kind of was talking to my parents and I was telling them I wanted to try and maybe make a career out of it. It might not have worked out, but I wanted to at least give it a shot.

And then here we are today", WiIlie Mack III said. In California Daniel Berger pitches a putt show for the agle at the 72° hole from over 9 meters (the last of the review) and takes the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Fourth career title on the PGA Tour (figure including two WGCs) in golf for the American player, who now sees the Top 10 in the world ranking. Nothing to do for Jordan Spieth, 3°. Tournament undertone for Francesco Molinari, only 59°.

At Pebble Beach, with a partial of 65 (-7), the best of the day, out of a total of 270 (67 66 72 65, -18), Berger with a final feat (and after closing the third lap in the second place) overtook the competition of compatriot Maverick McNealy, second with 272 (-16).

Completing the podium, all stars and stripes, are Spieth and Cantlay, both 3° with 273 (-15). After finishing fourth in the Phoenix Open, Spieth gets the second consecutive Top 5. It hadn't happened since 2018 (when he took a double third place at both the Houston Open and The Masters).

"I wanted to win the golf tournament. I didn't want to lose it on the last. I just wanted to go out there and try to hit the best shot that I could and I wasn't going to be conservative on the 3-wood coming in. I think today really solidified my position as one of the best golfers out here and I just need to continue to do the things I've been doing.

And I feel like there's no limit to what I can accomplish." Phil Mickelson could only laugh after a tough finish to Friday’s round at Pebble Beach. “Paul, that’s a nine. I’m kind of crushing the par-5s right now,” the World Golf Hall of Famer said with a smile to playing partner Paul Casey after tapping in with his glove on to complete a second-round 80 in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Mickelson hit two balls in the water on Pebble Beach’s famed finishing hole en route to a 9, four holes after a double-bogey on the back-nine’s other par-5. This was Mickelson’s 25th appearance at Pebble Beach and even after Friday he still has more wins here (5) than missed cuts (4).

Mickelson shot 10-over 154 (74-80) at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill this week. He was 7 over on the par-5s alone, hence his comment to Casey. Mickelson’s 80 ties his highest round ever in this event. He also shot 80 at Pebble Beach in the final round in 2003.

This was just the eighth quad or worse on a par-5 in Mickelson’s career. He had finished in the top three in this event in four of the past five years, including a win in 2019 and third-place finish last year.