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Nick Taylor battled the wind and the looming presence of Phil Mickelson to post a final round 70 and win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for his second career PGA Tour victory. In the process he became only the second player to go wire-to-wire for the victory. Kevin Streelman finished four strokes back while Mickelson, who was looking for his sixth title at Pebble Beach, had to settle for third, five behind the winner. The victory gets Taylor into the Masters for the first time, along with the PGA Championship – equalling the total number of majors he has played in his first five years on Tour. Taylor opened with a 63 Thursday which matched his low round on the Tour and he birdied four of his last five holes on Friday for a 66 to lead for the first time in his career after 36-hole. Taylor, who was partnered with Golf Digest editor-in-chief Jerry Tarde, finished tied for second in the pro-am portion of the event. …Michael Gligic, making his first career appearance at Pebble Beach, was paired with actor-comedian Ray Romano for the Pro-Am portion of the tournament. …David Hearn was paired with chef Thomas Keller, who operates the notable California restaurant “The French Laundry” … Laurent Hurtubise, the one-armed Quebec golfer who made a hole-in-one at The American Express pro-am, was invited to compete at Pebble Beach this past week.
NEXT EVENT: The Genesis Invitational (Feb. 13)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Roger Sloan, Nick Taylor
Korea’s Hee Young Park, who considered quitting golf last year, made par on the fourth hole of a three-way playoff to win the LPGA Tour’s Victoria Open over compatriots Hye-Jin Choi and So Yeon Ryu. …Alena Sharp posted her first top 10 finish of the season and her best career result at this event.
NEXT EVENT: ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open (Feb. 13)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Alena Sharp
KORN FERRY TOUR
Mito Pereira drained an eagle putt on the final hole to erase a four shot deficit and win the Country Club de Bogota Championship for his first career Tour victory. …Taylor Pendrith has shot par or better in five of his last eight rounds while recording back-to-back top 30 results. …Ben Silverman’s second round 63 was his lowest of the season and equalled his career-lowest single round total on the Tour. …Adam Svensson is the highest ranked Canadian on the money list at No. 39. …Richard Jung was making his first career start on the Korn Ferry Tour after finishing sixth on the PGA Tour Series-China money list a year ago.
NEXT EVENT: LECOM Suncoast Classic (Feb. 13)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Taylor Pendrith, Ben Silverman, Adam Svensson, Mike Weir,
Australia’s Min Woo Lee tapped in a birdie putt on the final hole to win the ISPS Handa Vic Open by two shots over New Zealander Ryan Fox. It was his first professional win and it came at the same tournament his sister Minjee Lee won as an amateur in 2014 and again as a professional in 2018. …Aaron Cockerill’s opening round 66 was a career-low for him on the European Tour
NEXT EVENT: WGC-Mexico Championship (Feb. 20)
CANADIANS ENTERED: TBA
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
NEXT EVENT: Chubb Classic (Feb. 14)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Stephen Ames