We've seen this from Justin Verlander before — like, oh, every time he starts a game.
When the Tigers ace takes the mound these days, he starts with a low-90s fastball, so the right-hander has plenty in reserve to dial it up in the late innings.
Well, he's doing somewhat the same thing on the links this week.
Verlander and PGA Tour teammate Robert Garrigus started modestly in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and only have gotten stronger — capped by Saturday's 9-under 63 that assured the duo not only would make the cut into today's final round, but also within a remarkable final round of contending for the championship.
Verlander, a single-digit handicap, capped off the round by rolling in an 8-foot putt for birdie on the difficult par-5 18th hole, which features the Pacific Ocean all along the left-hand side.
Because of Verlander's handicap, the 18th gave the duo a net eagle and pushed them to 19 under, six shots off the lead held by Jordan Spieth and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Tigers' Justin Verlander birdies 18th, puts pro-am team in contention
Detroit News | Feb 10