Kismet. (I've vowed not to use Cinderella story). D.A. Points and Bill Murray each captured their maiden victories at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am. Points shot 32 on the back nine including a spectacular hole-out eagle on the 14th hole that gave him the lead. He followed with a birdie on 15 and garnered a two shot cushion that he never relinquished. It's was Point's first PGA Tour victory. He's won four times on the Nationwide Tour. Points and Murray combined for 35 under to win the Am title by two. Must have been satisfying for Murray, who has become the legend celebrity at this party. Final Full Field Scores. Final Amateur Results.
Hunter Mahan sat on the clubhouse lead after firing a 66 and getting to -13. Steve Marino, the overnight leader, was the only man with a legit shot to catch Points after the 14th hole turnaround. Marino took the gas pipe however with a back nine 38 including an 8 on the 18th hole. Marino appeared visibly agitated by the wait between holes that are an inevitable part of celeb events. He's typically a guy that likes to play quickly, so you could see how the pace affected him. Remember that in your regular foursome at the local muni.
All in all a very pleasurable tourney. Hard to beat the Monterey Peninsula in the dead of a Northeast winter.
*Average Golfer mention..... Hard to ignore all the Caddyshack references this weekend thanks to Mr. Murray. I was fortunate to play a course in South Florida called Grande Oaks. It was named Rolling Hills Golf Club when they filmed Caddyshack there.
Swing hard, look up,