The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world

Fargo's own Tom Hoge rolled into Pebble Beach, California with no wins under his belt. The world of professional golf is intense and wildly competitive. In the last couple of years, Hoge has come close to winning his first PGA Tour title. His closest finish came twice, where he finished 2nd, the most recent was at The American Express two weeks ago. Pebble Beach is the mecca for golfers, professional and amateur. This is probably on the bucket list of 99% of all the golfers in the world, to play this scenic course. I had the incredible experience of playing it back around 2008. With the ocean shimmering in the background, you can feel history just walking along the fairway.

Pro golfers have "nerves of steel", and I have a video that best describes that

With every swing and 12-foot putts, each stroke is earned. To hit out of bounds or to have to take a drop could mean the difference between first place and tenth. It's that close. So check out what Jordan Spieth faced on Saturday:

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Would you have done that? Heck no

So with that death-defying shot, Spieth avoided having to lose a stroke. The final round was yesterday, and there was North Dakota native Tom Hoge staying in a striking position of first place. At 32-years of age, Hoge went on to win, finishing at -19, and taking home a cool $1.6 million dollars. How wonderful was yesterday? According to espn.com Hoge had this to say "I'm almost a little in shock, it's been so long since I won anything that I forgot how to celebrate." That first win has to be the hardest. Here is how he wrapped it up :

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