First Round – PGA Tour – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am – Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, CA–
PGA Tour journeyman Chez Reavie opened with 64 to lead the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am after round one.
The tournament features a three-course rotation with Sunday’s final hosted at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Reavie leads a trio at 7-under including Freddie Jacobson, Cameron Smith and Bronson Burgoon. Jacobson, a former PGA Tour winner like Reavie, was T-4 a few weeks ago at the Farmers Insurance Open.
At T-5 includes former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and J.B. Holmes – both were among the betting favorites to win this week at William Hill.
Defending champion Brandt Snedeker was slow out of the gate carding even-par. He is T-82 through 18 holes. But, he wasn’t the only headliner to struggle on day one.
World No. 1 Jordan Spieth and No. 3 Jason Day are both 1-under and T-65. Spieth was the outright favorite at 4-to-1 odds. Rose was 25-1, while JB was listed at 28-1. Holmes was T-6 at Torrey Pines two weeks ago. He won last April at the Shell Houston Open, while Rose’s last victory was in New Orleans at the Zurich Classic.
Other Golf news:
- Justin Harding leads the European Tour’s Tshwane Open at Petroia Country Club in Waterkloof, South Africa after shooting 7-under-63. Defending champion George Coetzee is T-6.
- The Champions Tour hosts the Chubb Classic beginning Friday.
- The LPGA Tour returns to action next week in South Australia for the ISPS
Handa Women’s Australian Open. Lydia Ko is the defending champion.
- Phil Mickelson, who has the most wins of all current players on the West Coast Swing, is T-16 after 18 holes at Pebble. Left posted 4-under-68 and sits four back. At 29th in the world ranking, he needs a solid week to remain in the Top 30.