World #1, DJ, Dustin Johnson shares the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am lead with Beau Hossler, in California
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DJ put together a second round -7 under par 64 at Monterey Penninsular to share top spot on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am leaderboard with PGA Tour rookie Beau, who settled for a second round -5 under 67 at Spyglass Hill, both with -12 under par totals.
DJ likes the MP course, but has not played well here in the past;
“I like the golf course, I feel like I should play really well, it’s just for some reason I just never have.”
“Probably my lowest by about seven shots at Monterey Peninsula, so I was happy with that.”
“It’s probably the first time, too, I think we have ever played over there with nice weather. So it was definitely a good day.”
“I still had a couple chances to win even without playing too well at Monterey Peninsula”
“But obviously I’m in a really good position here starting the weekend, but still got two rounds at Pebble, which is probably my favorite out of the three courses and I really like playing there, it sets up well for me, but I’m still going to have to go out and shoot a good score tomorrow at Pebble if I want to be in contention on Sunday.”
Troy Merritt, -5 under par 67 at Spyglass Hill, and Julian Suri, -4 under 67 at Monterey are tied in third place at -10 under par.
Six players are then tied in fifth place at -9 under par, fan favorite Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Aaron Wise, Kevin Streelman, Jason Day and Steve Stricker are all well placed for the week-end.
Biggest shock of the day came from Rory McIlroy, who drove to the front edge of the 14th green, and then had a putting collapse that saw him four putt from inside 10 ft, carding a six, eventually signing for +3 over par 74, with a -1 under tournament total.