Best Pictures From Pebble Beach Final Round

World Number 447 Vaughn Taylor was the surprise winner at Pebble Beach. Here are the best pictures from California

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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.

Vaughn Taylor

Sealed with a kiss: Vaughn Taylor poses with the trophy after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Vaughn Taylor

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

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

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

Locklyn Taylor, son of Vaughn Taylor

Locklyn Taylor, celebrates after his father's triumph

Justin Rose

Justin Rose had a improved week, finishing in a tie for 6th

Justin Rose

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

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

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

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

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

Jonas Blixt walks on the ninth green

Jonas Blixt walks on the ninth green as people soak up the sun on the beach

Avinash Bhunjun

Avi was a freelance writer for Golf Monthly in 2016.