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There’s a little word that many people have overlooked, obsessed by the millions, millions and millions of dollars present in the environment: competition. And it was seen in all aspects of the world of our sport.
First, let’s go to what happened strictly inside the ropes. And there we can see a Harold Varner III who, as he said at the post Saudi International press conference, never doubted himself. Beyond his electric moves, he was always a complete player, very talented in all aspects of his golf. And he loves this kind of circumstances. Moreover, we could even (at times) say that he has “too much” passion. Now, it is better to have too much than too little. It is easier to come back from that extreme. Today was an example.
The wind, on Arabian afternoon, picked up considerably. To give you an idea, Bubba Watson, before going through the 12th hole, expected to finish with -1, thinking he could finish in the top five. The thing is, when he got to the 18th hole, he realized that he would generate more pressure if he made an eagle. And he did. 2 ahead and a difference that could be decisive. The point is that “his dear friend” had several cards in his pocket.
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Nine birdies in the final round contributed to a 7-under-par 65, moved him to 19-under for the tournament and two shots ahead of Queenslander Andrew Dodt and another two ahead of third-ranked world No. 7 Adam Scott.
Starting two shots off the potential wire-to-wire winner Dodt, Varner took the lead on the eighth for the first time since the start of the second round, but then bogeyed the 14th to get back into a tie for first.
Brett Rumford posted a 67 to finish fifth, while Dutchman Darius Van Driel (67), amateur Brett Coletta (69) and veteran John Senden (74) tied for sixth place at eight under.
Putt by Eugenio Lopez Chacarra with the broom putter
Harold Varner was born on August 15, 1990. His place of birth is Akron, Ohio in the United States. He has an American nationality. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity. Varner grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina. Varner was born to a father Harold Varner Jr. and a mother Patricia Carter. He has one sister. His religion is Christianity.
Harold Varner benefits from his professional career as a golfer. He plays on the PGA Tour. As of early 2021, one of the few African-American golfers, Varner has earned more than $7 million in earnings from his playing career. His other income comes from endorsements and sponsorships. He has an endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand. Currently, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million.
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American Harold Varner III and British Justin Rose finished in the lead in the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge, the PGA Tour’s comeback tournament after the hiatus due to the coronavirus, in which tribute was paid to the late George Floyd.
Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas, Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Americans Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas made up the second group in the standings one stroke behind the leaders at Colonial Country Club, where spectators were not allowed to enter.
The “PGA Tour is committed to amplifying voices and efforts to end the systemic problems of social and racial injustices,” tour commissioner Jay Monahan said on the course. “We have set aside the 08H46 time slot to pause for a moment of silence, prayer and reflection.”
“I know we’re still in a difficult situation. I’ll handle it when I finish the job,” said the 2016 Australian PGA Championship winner. “The platform I have is through golf. I have to focus as much as possible on what I’m doing and try to play well.”