Scottie Scheffler is part of a 3-way tie at the top of Pebble Beach after 64
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PEBBLE BAY, Calif. – Pebble Beach was a signature PGA Tour event and delivered on expectations. Scottie SchefflerThe weekend is upon us, and there are a number of big names in the mix.
Scheffler, No. 1 player in the world, was exquisite as ever from tee to green and saw plenty of putts fall Friday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, including a 40-footer at the start of his round and a 35-foot birdie on the par-3 17th.
The weather was once again cooperative. The rain returned overnight and, except for a brief shower of 30 minutes, the Monterey Peninsula enjoyed sunshine for most the day.
It was still up to the players to come up with creative ways to reach back pins when the greens were so soft, the ball would spin back.
Scheffler stated that the course was very wet. “So, on a lot back-to-front putting greens, it’s a huge adjustment going from a pitching wedge into an 8-iron in order to take spin off. You have to be able to adjust to little things on the golf course. It felt like the wind had slowed down a little bit as the day progressed. I think that we were supposed to have more aggressive winds.
“Oh, yeah. Just another day.”
Aberg’s first round began with a putt of 40, 35, and 30 feet.
Aberg said: “I can’t remember when I last did that. It’s a nice bonus.” “I felt I kept playing well and kept being a disciplined player, so it’s nice.”
Detry was one of only two players to reach 13 under par. However, a poor bunker play left him scrambling to make bogey at No. A big miss on his tee at the par-3 5th led to a second bogey. He managed to remain at the top of the leaderboard.
They were at 11-under-133.
Patrick CantlayHe was about to join the group, but he missed a 10-foot putt at the 17th hole in Pebble Beach. Then, he hit his tee ball on the 18th onto rocks, forcing him scramble hard for a 70. He was one shot behind.
Justin ThomasHe did everything right, except for the greens. This leaves him 2 shots back going into an unpredictable weekend.
The worst of rain and wind is expected on Sunday.
“I’ve been playing in Europe for six-years and I feel that we play pretty much every week in a hurricane. Detry said: “I’m okay with it, I embrace this.” “It looks like this week’s field is also short, so it appears that everyone will have the same draw. It’s not like someone will tee off in the morning, and someone else in afternoon. It will be the exact same for everyone.”
Pebble hasn’t had a tournament with 54 holes due to rain in the last decade Dustin JohnsonWon in 2009
Payne Stewart, who died in 1999, won the third round of the tournament with a birdie at his final hole on Spyglass Hill. The heavy rains, and a storm that reached Japan, caused him to be declared the winner on the following day. These are good examples of how to make every round count.
Cantlay said: “I don’t believe Sunday being berserk will change how I feel about tomorrow’s game.” “Obviously, the course is manageable as soft as it may be. I think a good grade tomorrow will be needed to keep my place or move up.
The pro-am portion in this reimagined event ended on Friday. Rory McIlroyHe is not having a good time. He shot 74 at Pebble Beach and now he is 12 shots behind. He had a good playing partner. McIlroy, who has a 9 handicap index and Jeff Rhodes a managing partner of TGL Capital, won the pro am at 18 under par.
Now that Pebble Beach has become a signature event, the amateurs have been reduced from 156 to just 80. They are now leaving the course to be replaced by the PGA Tour players.
The top nine players at the end of the week all played on Friday, which is an advantage in conditions with low wind and soft conditions. Collin MorikawaHad a 70 on Spyglass Hill, and was one of those 4 shots behind.
Nick Dunlap, the U.S. The American Express champion turned pro two weeks after winning the Amateur Championship. He has struggled ever since. He shot 74 on Spyglass Hill, and was at bottom of the leaderboard.