Johnson stays in lead as Potter flirts with 59

He bogeyed the par-five 12th and three-putted the 15th for another bogey before making a two-putt birdie at the par-five 16th.

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They were at 14-under 201, and with more wind in the forecast – compared with virtually none the previous two days – this could be wide open. He hit less fairways and greens than he did yesterday, so it’s obvious which club started cooperating. “It’s a golf course where it’s a shot-maker’s golf course, really”. I hit good putts, they just didn’t go in. Also at six under were Matt Kuchar and Julian Suri, who were at Spyglass.

Kuchar has local ties.

Meanwhile, Castle’s Alex Gleeson followed up his fifth-place finish in the South American Amateur last month with a share of 13th in the South Africa Stoke Play near Pretoria.

Mickelson, 47, seemed to turn back the clock on his incoming run, as he made birdie after birdie and ended up with five in nine holes, including one on the par-4 18th. After all, he still owns the course record at ruthless Spyglass Hill – a 62, no less – and with four titles has won it more than anyone not named Sam Snead or Mark O’Meara.

“I’m happy with the round”, Johnson told reporters.

“I was a little hesitant at first to buddy up to him too much”, Streelman said of Rodgers. I played pretty well on the back nine, had a lot of good looks at nice birdies.

But plenty of serious golf business remains, including world No. 2 Jon Rahm’s bid to overtake Johnson atop the world rankings.

McIlroy and new caddy, Harry Diamond then broke out in smiles holing his 48th birdie of 2018 with the shot of his round and spinning his approach shot at his 10th to just three feet.

Among those who couldn’t take advantage was defending champion Jordan Spieth.

Chez Reavie is dealing with no such inconsistency.

Australian golfer Cameron Percy has emerged as a surprise contender after the first round of a star-studded Pebble Beach Pro Am. He has made 19 consecutive cuts, including all eight events he has entered during the 2017-18 wraparound season. “I gave myself a chance”.

“He sees a light pole out there and he just hits it at the light pole, and he normally hits the light pole”, Spieth said Wednesday.

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“I’m going to have to make birdies no matter what, because if Calc is playing the way he is playing, it’s going to be 20 under, something like that”. “It’s a real treat”. For the pro-am, the format is net best ball of the 156 pro-am teams. Another day of gorgeous weather in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am made him feel even better. Langer said “I have my work cut out to shoot a low number”. He is playing the tournament for the 22nd time.

Contender Rory Mc Ilroy plays the fifth hole in last night’s opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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