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Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am: Sunday

2010 Pro Am winner Dustin Johnson tees off from the 18th hole.

Going into the back 9 at Pebble Beach, Paul Goydos and Dustin Johnson were deadlocked for first: both players a few strokes ahead of the next place pros. That was until the 14th green when Goydos fell apart.

With the hole atop of a cone of trimmed grass, Goydos' approach shot bounced on the green and rolled down a steep hill on the left side. As spectators "ooo-ed," Goydos' chip attempts were not enough, ending the golfer's hope of winning this year's Pro Am. He went onto the 15th tee with a quadruple bogey on 14.

Last year's champ Dustin Johnson birdied 18—at that point tied with David Duvall—to cap off a second consecutive Pro Am victory, making him only the fifth player to do so.

Johnson finished the day with a 74—his highest score of the weekend's four rounds.

Going into the final day of golf, Paul Goydos and Dustin Johnson were tied at 18-under-par.

Golf fans followed every shot meticulously by the two pros at Pebble Beach on Sunday morning, as Johnson took a slight lead, shooting par on the fifth hole and an eagle on six. But Johnson slowed on the ninth hole with a double bogey, leaving him one stroke under Goydos. Goydos finished tied for fifth place with three other players.

As one journalist at the press center mentioned, "The real golf doesn't start until the back nine on Sunday."

Johnson high-fives his amateur partner Joe Rice after his birdie on 18.

After a few missed chips shots, Paul Goydos scores a triple bogey on 15.

Johnson (center) and Goydos (right) chat while waiting on the second tee box.

Goydos tees off on the fifth hole.

Johnson whacks a fairway shot on the 14th hole.

Surrounded by shadows just off the third fairway, Goydos chips a shot towards the green.

Johnson slams his second shot of the day on the first hole.

Johnson walks onto the fifth green.

With a full gallery looking on, Johnson watches his fourth tee shot sail into the air.

Goydos slams his second tee shot.

A full crowd watches Goydos chip onto the third green.

An artist makes a sketch on the 18th fairway.

With a choppy ocean in the background, Johnson walks onto the 18th green.

Press photographers shoot the award ceremony for Dustin Johnson.

Until next year,

~ Nic

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