The AT&t Pebble Beach is in full swing at Spyglass Hill, Monterey Peninsula and Pebble Beach, with Chez Reavie leading after the 1st round.
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Chez fired a first round -8 under par 63 at Monterey Peninsula to lead the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro/Am tournament.
Chez said it was all down to great putting;
“My ball striking seems to be pretty consistent, so if I can get that putter hot, I can make a lot more birdies.”
“Even on days I putt well, I still don’t make as many putts as I made today.”
Sharing second place at -7 under par are Freddie Jacobson 65 at Pebble Beach, Cameron Smith and Bronson Burgoon, both with rounds of 64 at Monterey Peninsula.
Bronson spoke about good putting, and the guys who usually back him;
“I hit it good and I putted it well, it was really good.”
“I have a few buddies that have me on their fantasy golf team. They have been getting on me every week because I haven’t been doing anything.”
“So hopefully they picked me again. Golf’s a finicky game, so you never know.”
There is a whole bunch of players at -6 under par, including Justin Rose, who was playing the tougher Spyglass Hill in this tournament the first time, he liked it, and also the impromptu singing performance of his amateur partner Justin Timberlake, and the horde of female followers he had;
“There’s some strong holes on it, and I heard some strange reports about Spyglass, like the first few holes are great, then it disappears into the hills and it’s not that good.”
“That’s not what I saw. That’s a pretty stellar golf course to me and really enjoyed playing it.”
“Didn’t really know what to expect,but I’m very happy to have that score under my belt. Hope I can build on that the rest of the week.”
“That was a cool moment, not many people saw it, because there was only like 20 people back there. That’s obviously when you really appreciate how someone can grab a guitar, go a cappella and sound so awesome.”
“You have a better appreciation. You see him hit not maybe so many great golf shots, but then you realize, `Ah, that’s pretty damn special right there.’ So we all have our own skill set.”
“Never seen a demographic like that on a golf course, everyone was under 21 and 80 percent female.”
Phil Mickelson, -4 under 69 at Spyglass, made an error in changing his driver, and had some efforts off the tee that were not good;
“Some shots I didn’t care for.”
“Like an idiot, I switched drivers.”
Everyone has to play all three courses, so it will be a couple of days before we can see who is really in contention.