First Round Update – PGA Tour – AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – Pebble Beach Golf Links (Host Course) – Pebble Beach, California –
Weather delayed the progress in round one of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the Monterey Peninsula Thursday.
A handful of players completed their opening rounds, while plenty others will have to finish up Friday morning. The tournament features a three-course rotation with a cut coming on Saturday – which provides plenty of time to catch up.
Among the finishers was a surprise with 25-year-old Andrew Loupe carding an 8-under-63 at the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula. He led when play was called for darkness. Hitting 17 of 18 Greens in Regulation, the LSU-grad and Web.com Tour graduate leads by two shots.
Jimmy Walker, who leads the FedEx Cup Standings, is part of group at 6-under along with Stuart Appleby.
Phil Mickelson, a four-time champion at this event since 1998, is 5-under through 15 holes, while Jordan Spieth closed out a 5-under-67 at Spy Glass Hills.
Dustin Johnson and Hunter Mahan, both among the betting favorites this week at Skybet.com, are T-17 after carding 4-under-68s Thursday.
Other Golf News:
- Edoardo Molinari is part of a four-way tie for the overnight lead at the European Tour’s Joburg Open in South Africa. Molinari was a 50-to-1 underdog at Skybet.com heading into the week.
- Loupe finished T-6 to close his 2013 season at the Web.com Tour Championship before earning his PGA Tour card. Loupe has yet to make a cut in five starts since October in the wrap-around season.
- Johnson has two wins at Pebble Beach and enters well rested since a T-6 in Hawaii. He was a 12-1 pick heading into this week to win the title.
- Loupe is among the longest shots to win at Pebble this week at better-than 300-1 odds.