PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (CBS) – There were no reports of gophers digging tunnels under the course, but the man who once played Carl Spackler in “Caddyshack” was a winner at the real Pebble Beach National Pro-Am over the weekend.
At the final day of the tournament Sunday, D.A. Points captured his first PGA Tour victory and dragged along his amateur partner, Bill Murray of “Caddyshack’’ fame, to the pro-am title.
Points holed out from 100 yards for eagle on the 14th hole — the second-toughest on the course — and followed that with a 30-foot bending birdie putt that carried him to a 5-under 67 and a two-shot victory in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
He became only the fourth player in the last 20 years to make Pebble Beach is first PGA Tour victory.
Murray kept the gallery entertained along the way, and the comedian actor who has become a staple at this celebrity rich tournament finally gets his name on the wall of pro-am champions next to the first tee.
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