The Top 9 tournaments closed out with a winning eagle

Daniel Berger finished with a flourish to take victory at Pebble Beach but he doesn't make our exclusive list of most thrilling climaxes in big golf tournaments

There's nothing like closing out victory in style. And what better way to do it than putting an exclamation mark on a win with a dramatic closing eagle.

Daniel Berger did just that to take victory in Sunday's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Tied for the lead, he finished things off at Pebble's iconic par-5 18th hole in three dramatic blows.

First, he ignored the Pacific Ocean winking to his left and out-of-bounds to the right to find the fairway.

Second, he floated a glorious 3-wood from 250 yards into the heart of the green.

Third, he stepped up and drained a glorious 30-foot eagle putt to capture his fourth PGA TOUR title. What a way to seal victory.

It's rare to see an event won in such fashion but we've found some that are even more spectacular.

It was a brilliant moment but Berger doesn't crack our top nine finishes. Let's see who does...

Isao Aoki 1983

Trailing Jack Renner by a shot in the 1983 Sony Open at Waialae Country Club, Isao Aoki needed a closing birdie to tie and force a play-off. Nah, forget that, he decided to hole out and get it done there and then! What a way to claim your first and only PGA TOUR victory.

Robert Gamez 1990

Greg Norman has had some bad beats down the years. But perhaps this tops the lot. Sitting in the clubhouse with a one-shot lead at the Nestle Invitational, a bemused Norman watched as Robert Gamez drained his 7-iron approach from 176 yards to steal the tournament away from him with a 72nd-hole eagle. "Got to be one of the great shots in the history of the game right there," said Johnny Miller in the commentary box.

David Duval 1999

Duval started the final round of the 1999 Bob Hope Classic seven strokes back. With scoring low, it needed something sensational to claw back such a deficit. His solution? Shoot a 59 with a closing eagle for the then lowest final round in PGA TOUR history. Even the usually reserved Duval couldn't stop fist pumping when the eagle putt dropped.

Craig Parry 2004

Not quite a hole-in-one but Craig Parry's winning eagle to claim the prestigious Ford Championship at Doral was truly spectacular. Taking aim from the fairway at the first play-off hole (the 18th), the Aussie slam dunked his approach to take out Scott Verplank with one swish of his six-iron.

Chris Wood 2010

Seeking a first European Tour win to realise the promise shown by back-to-back top five finishes in the Open Championship in 2008 and 2009, the tall Bristolian decided to seize the moment. Trailing by two at the turn after letting a three-shot overnight lead slip at the 2010 Qatar Masters, Wood fought back into contention and then smashed a 202-yard five-iron over water at 18 and sank the 12-foot putt to claim a memorable win.

Bernhard Langer 2010

Bernhard Langer was already a dominant force on the Champions Tour so it didn't help his rivals when he did this at the 2010 Allianz Championship. Finding a greenside bunker in two at the par-5 closer, the German holed from sand to take a thrilling win from John Cook, who just missed an eagle try of his own to extend the play-off

Jonathan Byrd 2011

You've made a play-off with two rivals but still can't shake them off after three extra holes. Darkness is descending and it looks like everyone will have to come back the next day. Jonathan Byrd decided something drastic was needed to clinch the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. So he did just that, draining his tee-shot at the fourth play-off hole - the par-3 17th - to close out victory with a sensational a hole-in-one. What odds would one of the Strip hotels given on that?!

Rory McIlroy 2016

Desperate to win his home Irish Open after a string of previous flops, McIlroy was one shot clear going to the final hole of the 2016 edition at the K Club. But rather than protect his lead, the Northern Irishman decided to attack. He smashed a glorious fairway wood from 253 yards to kick-in range and tapped in the eagle putt to realise a long-held dream.

Jon Rahm 2017

The buzz around Jon Rahm was already big but it went through the roof when he claimed his first PGA TOUR title in the style of someone destined for greatness. The Spaniard faced a tricky two-putt birdie from the back edge of the 18th green at Torrey Pines as he chased victory at the Farmers Insurance Open. A three-putt - a very realistic proposition - could open the door for the chasing pack but he needed just one, Rahm slamming it shut with a sensational snaking effort from 60 feet to announce his arrival at the top in stunning fashion.

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