Round 1 of the AT&T Pebble Beach was suspended due to inclement weather conditions, with three players tied at the top. Rick Lamb, Seung Yule Noh and Joel Dahmen. Jordan Spieth is one shot back, and still has two holes to play.
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An early tee time, and playing Spyglass Hill was definitely an advantage as Rick, Seung, and Joel found out, all shooting completed first rounds of -4 under par 68 at Spyglass, as the wind and rain played a major factor;
Joel mentioned being up in the trees;
“We might have caught a break today, being up here in the trees.”
Rick was not properly awake when he teed off this morning;
“At first I didn’t think it was great I had to wake up at 4:15 today, so we were a little groggy this morning.”
“But by the time we got going, it was good. I think we teed off before the sun actually rose.”
“Glad I’m not out at Pebble.”
Seung went round bogey free;
“All the drivers hit the fairway today and went pretty far and straight, so it was playing a little easier because I was playing in the fairway.”
Four players are tied in second place at -3 under par, Mark Hubbard, on Pebble Beach is the only one of these four who has completed his first round. Tim Wilkinson, who started on the back nine, has five holes to play and Nick Watney, starting on one also has five left, they both were also playing Pebble Beach.
Jordan Spieth is also on -3 under, having played 16 holes at Monterey Peninsula.
If want to know how hard it was today, forty professional players struggled on the 466-yard par-4 ninth at Pebble Beach, with just two of them hitting the green in regulation. That’s a 5 percent conversion rate.