Collin Morikawa came tied second to the impressive Joaquin Niemann at the Genesis Invitational, but he gave it one hell of a go.
The World No. 2 shot a 6-under-par 65 in the final round and did his best to get within two shots of the leader, but Niemann's lead was simply too far.
He made a solitary bogey on the par-4 3rd hole, which wasn't an ideal start considering he began the day eight shots behind Niemann.
Morikawa battled on. On the 7th hole, he pulled his approach shot to the left and below the green and he was faced with a very difficult chip shot.
With about 15 yards to the hole, the two-time major champion opened up his most lofted wedge and flopped his ball into the air. His ball dropped perfectly into the hole for an unlikely birdie.
On the treacherous 10th hole, which is only 307 yards long, Morikawa was just short of the green after his tee shot. He had a tough pitch to a pin that was hidden behind the greenside bunker.
The 25-year-old hit a high shot that bounced twice and rattled into the bottom of the cup. It was a fantastic eagle that took him to 15-under-par and within four shots of the lead.
The popular American made birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to reach 17-under-par but couldn't find any more magic to push Niemann all the way.
Morikawa has now finished in the top 10 on four consecutive occasions on the PGA Tour. His last appearance was a finish for tied fifth at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Niemann secured his second PGA Tour title with a final-round score of level par. He also set the 54-hole scoring record for the event on Saturday.
Sunday was a momentous day on tour for more than one reason. It was the day that Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau committed their future to the tour, joining the likes of Morikawa in rejecting the Saudi golf league.