Jason Day in the mix at PGA Pebble Beach

Lynette Rowe
February 8, 2019

The tournament, which sees professionals play alongside celebrities, is spread across three courses near the picturesque town of Carmel - Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula.

There was no shortage of activity with Brandt Snedeker making birdie from the beach at Pebble Beach and Keith Mitchell saving par with a left-handed shot off a bridge while playing with PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan. "I'm feeling like a genius right now, but at the time I didn't know".

The evergreen 48-year-old had a quiet front-nine before enjoying a run of three birdies in four holes after the turn, and he picked up further shots at 16 and 18 to ensure he would end the day just a stroke adrift of early pace-setters Brian Gay and Scott Langley.

Playing at the venue where he won the 2010 US Open, McDowell carded a 68 to finish at four-under par alongside ten other players in a round that included four birdies, but he will be disappointed with a bogey at the last.

Spieth is part of a field that also includes world number three Dustin Johnson, who won the European Tour's Saudi International on Sunday.

Pebble Beach will also host the U.S. Open in June when the course is likely to be much drier than the damp, lush conditions that will greet players this week after recent heavy rains. 'I may have done it before but I don't ever recall doing it'.

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He played in his usual group with hockey great Wayne Gretzky, Jordan Spieth and country singer Jake Owen.

"But I am looking to build off something this week to get this season kick-started really".

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Ho Sung Choi, the South Korean who has become a video sensation with the gyrations he makes after his swing, played alongside Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who greeted him with "hello" in Korean.

"Very important, just to get the confidence up", he said. Told there was little chance, Johnson shrugged.

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