A recap of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Jordan Spieth became only the second golfer to win his 9th event at the age of 23 since World War II. Spieth led the field with the most birdies and the fewest bogeys for the tournament. He hit almost 80% of greens in regulation and made an incredible amount of putts from outside 15 feet.
Notable Top 10 Finishes
The runner-up this week was Kelly Kraft, who hit 81% of greens in regulation. He posted the second-best score Sunday with a 67. During any other week, Kraft’s heroics might have been enough to win, but Spieth did enough to hold his lead.
Brandt Snedeker was in the final grouping on Sunday but just couldn’t get putts to drop on the back 9. Jason Day also managed a Top-5 finish. Day could have found himself at the top of the leaderboard had it not been for his 75 on Saturday.
Gary Woodland shot up the leaderboard to a T5 finish on Sunday. He posted the lowest score on Sunday with 10 birdies. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that he didn’t let his playing partner and swimsuit model Kelly Rohrbach distract him at all during the weekend.
Notable Top 25 Finishes
Shane Lowry got off to a rough start on Sunday, going +2 through the first 5 holes. He settled down for a final round 70. Lowry finished with a share of 14th place. Kevin Streelman overcame a first round 74 at Monterey to finish with a share of 14th place.
Patrick Reed also shot a 70 on Sunday, finishing at T23. The best name in golf, Matt Jones, also found himself in a tie for 23rd place. Jones struggled to hit greens but his sand wedge managed to bail him out on multiple occasions.
Notable Missed Cuts
There were some notable missed cuts, as well. Last year’s champion Vaughn Taylor found himself on the outside looking in this year. Taylor was unable to post a round under par all week despite hitting fairways.
Hunter Mahan was unable to go below par all week as well. He had 5 bogeys in each round. Mahan was able to avoid blow-up holes. Unfortunately, even when he was able to hit a green in regulation, the putts weren’t dropping.
JJ Spaun came into the week as one of the hottest golfers on tour with his last two starts resulting in Top-10 finishes. He struggled to score on Thursday in the tough conditions at Pebble Beach. Spaun put together a nice round on Friday but he only hit 11 GIR on Saturday en route to a missed cut.
Webb Simpson has been in the Top-25 in three of his last five starts. It wasn’t to be this week though, as he was unable to break 70 in any of his rounds. Simpson will look to bounce back in the Genesis Open next week.