Brandon Harkins had the complete experience when he won the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational last week.
The TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational was founded in 1972 and it is the only tournament that puts players from the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Korn Ferry Tours against each other.
The players play from different tee boxes but they all play for the same purse of $300,000. The professionals also rotate each day and play with teams of four amateurs.
There is a 54-hole cut to the top 40 professionals and ties and the top 10 amateur teams and ties. On Sunday, the top 10 amateur teams are paired with a professional who did not make the cut.
Harkins had no issue with making the cut last Thursday when he shot a 63 in the first round. Quite remarkably, Harkins made eight consecutive birdies on his back nine at the historic venue.
Brandon Harkins won the Taylormade Pebble Beach Inv yesterday.— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) November 22, 2021
His back 9 on Thursday at Pebble freaking Beach was pretty decent. pic.twitter.com/NL67lHCrZZ
The 35-year-old went on to shoot rounds of 67, 71 and 66 to win the tournament on 21-under-par, two shots ahead of Alex Cejka.
Harkins' stretch of 8-under-par from hole 11 to hole 18 will live long in his memory and in the memory of the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational.
Not only did Harkins win the event, but he also set the new scoring record for the tournament. This result provided a great win at the end of a mixed year for Harkins.
He finished tied 45th at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship and he finished in the top-10 four times in 42 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour.
Harkins has previously played on the PGA Tour as well, with his best finish coming in the CareerBuilder Challenge in 2018 where he came tied eighth.