Social Media Reacts To Harold Varner's Incredible Eagle Putt

Varner III holed an eagle putt at the 72nd hole of some 100+ feet to win by one shot. Check out how social media reacted here

Varner III celebrates a putt
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The Saudi International produced a quite simply outstanding finish on Sunday, as Harold Varner III secured his first title in six years over the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club layout, with a 100+ foot eagle putt at the 72nd hole giving him a one shot victory.

An hour or so earlier, Bubba Watson had just finished his round with a birdie and an eagle. For the title, Varner III would have to replicate that finish. Birdieing the 17th, he faced a lengthy putt at the last to claim the title. Whilst many would have taken the two-putt and moved onto the playoff, Varner didn't, with his putt providing the perfect length and weight to drop into the hole and give him his biggest win to date.

The insane moment gained a lot of attention on social media, with fellow professionals, broadcasters, analysts and fans reacting to the putt on Twitter. Check out the reactions below! 

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x