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Watch: Day makes par from actual pebble beach at 18

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As Nick Faldo put it on the broadcast, there's a reason they call it Pebble Beach.

Playing the par-5 18th on Sunday, Jason Day overcooked a perhaps ill-advised draw on his second shot and hooked his ball into the jagged shoreline that borders the 18th hole.

While any one of the rocks on the beach below could have sent his ball into the Pacific Ocean, Day somehow found and played his ball from the sand and pebbles.

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His third shot would fly back over the green into the front bunker, from which he would blast out and hole a bending 17-foot putt for a blog-worthy par.

Two back to start the final round, Day shot 2-under 70 to finish 14 under for the week, three behind the winner, Ted Potter Jr.