PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Robeson County native William McGirt climbed as high as fourth place on Sunday during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, fell back with three straight bogeys and then finished strong to pocket his fifth-best check as a touring professional.
McGirt shot a final-round 69 at Pebble Beach on Sunday — his third straight 3-under-par round — to finish at 9 under for the tournament and in a tie for 16th place, good for a $94,250 payday. McGirt, who is three for three in cuts made this year, has now won $142,565 this year, is 60th in the FedEx Cup standings with 102 points and is 70th on the money list.
On Sunday, McGirt birdied Nos. 3, 4, 6 and 7 to reach 10 under par for the tournament and climb into fourth place, but he made bogey 5’s on Nos. 8, 9 and 10. He then rallied with birdies on Nos. 11 and 14 before closing with four straight pars.
McGirt will play in this week’s Northern Trust Open At Riviera Country Club at Pacific Palisades, Calif., and then take a week off before he begins his Florida swing.
Brandt Snedeker won AT&T, shooting a final-round 7-under-par 65 to finish at 19-under-par and 2 shots ahead of runner-up Chris Kirk.
Snedeker has now finished in the top three in six of his last nine tournaments, including back-to-back weeks as the runner-up to Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Snedeker wasn’t about to let anyone get in his way this time..
“Just hard to put into words, to have a stretch of golf like I had the last couple of months,” Snedeker said. “Something you dream about. Something you think that you can do, but you don’t really know until you actually put it together. And I have.”
Snedeker won the $1.17 million first place and now sits atop the FedEx Cup standings with 1,282 points.