World number 447 Vaughn Taylor was the surprise winner at Pebble Beach. Here are the best pictures from California
Best Pictures From Pebble Beach Final Round
It was a Cinderella story at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament as world number 447 Vaughn Taylor was the unexpected winner.
Taylor hit a superb final round of 65 that included four straight birdies from the 13th.
“It’s been a long time. I didn’t think it was going to happen,” Taylor said.
“I worked so hard. I kept getting knocked down, knocked down. I’m just at a loss for words.”
There was also drama as Phil Mickelson – who had held a two-shot lead going into the final round – could not force a play-off as his 5-footer on the final green lipped out.
“It never crossed my mind that one on 18 wouldn’t go in,” Mickelson said.
Nonetheless, Vaughn Taylor’s victory was a fitting way to end a tournament full of colour, celebrity fun and wonderful stroke play.
Here are few of the best images from Pebble Beach below.
Sealed with a kiss: Vaughn Taylor poses with the trophy after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Vaughn Taylor with his family at Pebble Beach
Valentines Day delight: Vaughn Taylor celebrates with wife Leot and son Locklyn after winning
Phil Mickelson reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green
Phil Mickelson reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green that would have forced a playoff
Locklyn Taylor, son of Vaughn Taylor
Locklyn Taylor, celebrates after his father’s triumph
Justin Rose had a improved week, finishing in a tie for 6th
Sung Kang putts on the 18th green
Breath-taking backdrop of Pebble Beach as Sung Kang of Korea putts on the 18th green
Vaughn Taylor reacts after winning Pebble Beach
Jubilation: Vaughn Taylor reacts after winning Pebble Beach
Matt Jones plays his tee shot on the 18th hole
Picture perfect: Matt Jones plays his tee shot on the 18th hole
Vaughn Taylor reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 18th green
It was not all plain sailing for Taylor as he missed birdie putt on the 18th green
Jonas Blixt walks on the ninth green
Jonas Blixt walks on the ninth green as people soak up the sun on the beach