AT&T Pebble Beach. Jordan Cruises To Victory.

 

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Jordan Spieth cruises to victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach, with a conservative final round of -2 under 70.

Jordan Spieth won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for his ninth win on the PGA TOUR. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Jordan won the AT&T Pebble Beach with a last round -2 under par 70, for a -19 under total, and a four shot winning margin. It was boring, but very effective;

“That’s a dream round when you’re leading by a bunch.”

“I don’t like boring golf, but that’s what was needed today.”

“I apologize. but that also was kind of the game plan.”

“Man, it’s great to win at Pebble Beach.”

Kelly Kraft claimed second place at -15 under par, a final round -5 under 67 giving him that position on his own.

Third place went to Dustin Johnson, he carded a last round -4 under par 68, to finish with a -14 under total.

AT&T Pebble Beach. Jordan Has Six Shot Lead.

 

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Jordan Spieth has a six shot lead at the top of the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament, after 54 holes.

Round 3 leaderboard

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Today Jordan carded -7 under par 65 on the Pebble Beach course, to give himself an unassailable lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament, with a -17 under par total.

Jordan reported that he was scared of those short downhill putts;

“Those putts scare me.”

“Not getting too frustrated, recognizing these greens are very tough to putt and from inside 10 feet, there are going to be mistakes that are made.”

“Staying really patient and staying focused on a goal.”

“Telling myself, ‘Hey, I’m not sure what it’s going to be, it might be three under, it might be four under tomorrow.”

“But staying really focused on challenging my goal, not looking at anybody else. That’s the toughest part tomorrow.”

“I couldn’t have asked for a better putting day,”

Brandt Snedeker holds second place on his own at -11 under par, a third round -5 under par 67 not enough to keep him in touch with the leader, but he has some hope, with the State numbers in that final group ;

“Jordan is going to be out outnumbered.”

 “We got three Tennesseans in that group, so it will be a lot of fun to get in there.”

“But the front nine will be huge tomorrow, the first seven holes. I’ve got to go out there and make some birdies and put some pressure on him.”

Dustin Johnson, -6 under 66 today and Kelly Craft, also -6 under 66 are tied in third place at -10 under.

The top six players on the leaderboard all played Pebble Beach today, with Rob Oppenheim in fifth position on his own at -9 under, carding -4 under 68, on Pebble.

While Geoff Ogilvy is in the tie at -8 under par, he shot -6 under 66 today on Pebble.

He is tied with Derek Fathauer, +2 over 73, Scott Stallings, -6 under 65 and Jon Rahm, -4 under 67, who all played Monterey Peninsular. They were  joined on that -8 under par score by Kevin Chappell who carded -5 under 67 on Pebble.

 

 

AT&T Pebble Beach. Jordan Speith In Control.

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Jordan Spieth is in control as he tops the AT&T Pebble Beach leaderboard after 36 holes in the suspended second round.

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Jordan jumped to share the top of the AT&T Pebble Beach leaderboard with a second round -7 under par 65 at Spyglass Hill for a  tournament total of  -17 under par, and likes his chances playing Pebble Beach;

“I’ve played Spyglass better to the field than I’ve played the other courses.”

“I don’t know why. I do love this track a lot. Maybe it’s the fact that I feel like the greens roll more true than anywhere else,  and I should convince myself Pebble’s that way too.”

“I’ve played this course well in the past, always have. Obviously not this well, but yeah, I feel like I got a little extra today.”

“When it’s forecast for this much rain, they’re going to put the pins on the high points of the green, which is normally the back of the greens.”

 “The greens are ridiculously soft, so we’re spinning the ball a lot, but you can’t throw it behind it. So it’s very difficult.”

“That’s the biggest challenge for me over the last few years is courses where the greens are really soft and the pins are in the back.”

“Just taking two clubs extra and swing a half-swing, that’s been a very difficult thing for me to do,  which is a bit surprising that I’m this far up, because you’ve had to do that on every hole out here.”

“Pebble’s a gettable golf course when the wind’s not blowing.”

“I’m at 10 under now. If I can try and just make two a side at Pebble each time, and make up for the bogeys with maybe another birdie or something like that,  it may be good enough.”

Derek Fathauer shares the lead at -10 under par, shooting -8 under through 17 holes at Pebble Beach.

World number one Jason Day is in third position at -9 under par, he is currently -7 under through 12 hole of his round on Spyglass Hill to be at -10 under for the tournament.

It’s impossible to say what is happening when only 33 out of 154 players were done with the second round.

AT&T at Pebble Beach. Round 1 Suspended.

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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.

Rick Lamb is tied for the lead after a wet and rainy first day at Pebble Beach. (Harry How/Getty Images)

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

AT&T Pebble Beach. Vaughn Taylor Wins.

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Vaughn Taylor wins the AT&T Pebble Beach, beating Phil Mickelson by just one shot in California.

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Vaughn with family and caddie

 

Vaughn carded a final round -7 under pr 65 at Pebble Beach to win the tournament with a -17 under par total.

He said the amazing win, his first in ten years, was just unbelievable, the real blow coming on the 16th, with 30ft birdie putt;

“I’ve had that putt before. It’s a hard putt.”

“I wasn’t even thinking about making that putt. I knew it broke a lot, and it’s a little uphill at the end.”

“It’s really easy to leave that putt short. I just flushed it. It was kind of going in from the start.”

“It’s been a long time, and I didn’t think it was going to happen.”

“I’ve worked so hard, and just kept getting knocked down, and knocked down.”

I can’t believe it actually happened again, it’s just amazing, I’m lost for words right now.”

Phil Mickelson finished in second place, with an even par 72 last round, finishing agonizingly just one shot short at -16 under par, after missing a short putt on 18 to force a play-off;

“It never crossed my mind that one on 18 wouldn’t go in.”

Jonas Blixt was in third place at -15 under par, a last round -3 under 69 cementing a solid week on the golf course, with all four rounds in the sixties.

AT&T Pebble Beach. Phil Fires Into Lead.

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Phil Mickelson fires himself into the lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach in California.

Phil Mickelson missed nine greens in Saturday's third round at Pebble Beach, but got up and down each time. (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

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Phil fired a third round bogey free -6 under par 66 at Pebble Beach to take the lead in the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament with a -16 under par total, and a two shot lead over the field.

It was the first 54 hole lead for Phil since the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion. He needed only 21 putts in the round, and enjoyed being back in contention;

“It’s fun to be back in the thick of it.”

“It’s been awhile since I’ve been in contention and it would mean a lot to me to be able to play a good final round tomorrow.”

“And as well as I’ve been hitting the ball, the score was great, but the ball-striking wasn’t indicative of how I’ve been hitting it.”

“So I would like to get that dialed in for tomorrow’s round.”

Hiroshi Iwata from Japan is in second place on his own at -14 under par, a -3 under par 69 today at Spyglass kept him in sight of the leader.

Freddie Jacobson, -3 under 68 today at Monterey, and Sung Kang, -2 under 70 at Pebble, share third place, both at -13 under par.

This is definitely Phil’s tournament, the next six players behind him on the leaderboard have combined for four PGA TOUR victories, Phil is headed for his 43rd.

Jordan Spieth, the world’s #1 is happy to be playing the weekend;

“I’m not in contention. It will be the first stress-free round that I’ve really had in quite a while where I’ve played a Sunday not having a chance to win.”

“It’s not good, but at the same time, I think I can get into a groove and not lose any hair over the back nine. I’m going to fire at some pins.”

Phil Mickelson captures the 54-hole lead at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

This boy is not interested in the golf

AT&T Pebble Beach. Sung Kang In Dreamland, Tied at the Top.

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Sung Kang, from South Korea, is in dreamland as he tied for top spot on the AT&T Pebble Beach leaderboard.

Sung Kang carded nine birdies and an eagle on Friday. (Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

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Sung shot an amazing record breaking second round of -11 under par 60 at Monterey Peninsula, to share the AT&T Pebble Beach lead at that score. He admitted before  arriving in America he had never heard of his amateur partner, Ray Romano, not sure if Ray could see the funny side of that. He had not heard of Sung either, but will be sure to remember him after today.

Sung admitted he felt like he was in dreamland, he could not remember how many birdie putts he made, and those he could not read Fluff Cowan put him right;

“I feel like I’m living a dream right now.”

“Too many to count, it was just going in every single time, I still thought the par was 72,”

“One of my buddies came up and said, `Oh, you’re with Ray. He’s very famous.”

“I did some research on it. I Googled Ray and he was like on a really famous TV show for six or seven years. He gets like almost a third more earnings from TV drama show.”

“I think he’ll remember me after today.”

With Sung at the top at -11 under par is Hiroshi Iwata, from Japan, he posted another round of 66, this time at Pebble Beach.

Sharing third place are Phil Mickelson, -6 under 65 today at Monterey, Freddie Jacobson, -3 under 69 at Spyglass and Chez Reavie -2 under 70 at Pebble, all of them at -10 under for the tournament.

Phil needed  only 11 putts on the front nine at Monterey, and had thoughts of a 59, the back nine though was more modest;

“I thought I was going to shoot a lot lower than I did.”

“I didn’t expect to play 1 over coming in. But I’m not going to complain because I made a lot of good putts on the front.”

Justin Rose is next, in 6th place at -9 under par after his -3 under 68 at Monterey, he initially thought the greens were harder here at Monterey, but had to change his assessment when hearing of Sung’s bogey free 60;

“The greens are obviously perfect.”

World #1 Jordan Spieth is still struggling, -3 under 69 at Monterey leaving him way off the pace at -4 under par;

“I’m one under on the par fives, and from where I’ve been, they have pretty much all been par fours for me.”

“So it almost feels like I’m playing them seven over.”