PARTIAL – R2 Notes AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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Weather: Friday: Due to morning rainfall, unplayable conditions and fog, the second round did not begin until 10:30 a.m. PST. Players at Pebble Beach GL (only) were held in position while play was temporarily suspended for 13 minutes due to fog from 1:30-1:43 p.m. The second round was suspended due to fog at 4:21 p.m. and will resume 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Only 33 of 154 players completed the second round.

Second-Round Leaderboard
T1     Jordan Spieth             -10 final (SH)
T1     Derek Fathauer           -10 through 17 holes (PB)
3       Jason Day                  -9 through 12 holes (SH)

Second-Round Lead Notes
Since 2000, the 36-hole leader/co-leader has gone on to win six times, including three of the last four winners:

Brandt Snedeker/2015/2013, Jimmy Walker/2014, Dustin Johnson/2010, Phil Mickelson/2007/2005.

Through 12 events in the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season, seven players have converted a 36-hole lead/co-lead into victory. Most recently, Hudson Swafford did so at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

Jordan Spieth
After completing his final two holes of the first round at Monterey Peninsula CC Friday morning, Jordan Spieth recorded a 7-under 65 at Spyglass Hill, his lowest score in 18 rounds in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. His previous low round was 66 at Pebble Beach GL in the final round in 2016.

The AT&T sponsored athlete is making his fifth start in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am where he has finished inside the top 25 in every start, highlighted by two top-10s (2014/T4 and 2015/T7). He finished T22 in 2013 and T21 in 2016.

Spieth has finished in the top 10 in all three starts this season: SBS Tournament of Champions (T3), Sony Open in Hawaii (3) and Waste Management Phoenix Open (T9). He has yet to post an over-par score.

The youngest winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is John Cook who was 23 years, 4 months when he won in 1981. Spieth will be 23 years, 6 months, 16 days on Sunday.

Spieth previously held a share of the lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2014. Should his lead hold, this would mark Spieth’s eighth lead/co-lead after 36 holes on the PGA TOUR. Of those, he has won three times.

Spieth’s 36-hole leads/co-leads                 Result
2013 Quicken Loans National                       6th
2014 Farmers Insurance Open                     T19
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am               T4
2015 Masters Tournament                            Won
2015 U.S. Open                                          Won
2016 SBS Tournament of Champions           Won
2016 Masters Tournament                            T2

Derek Fathauer
Derek Fathauer played 17 holes (started Pebble Beach GL on No. 10) without a bogey when play was called for the day and is currently 8-under on the round and 10-under for the tournament.

Fathauer is making his fourth start at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. His best finish came in 2009 as a rookie when he finished T22.

In seven starts this season, Fathauer has one top-10, a T3 at the CIMB Classic.

Should his lead hold, this would mark Fathauer’s first 36-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR. He has previously led after 18 holes on three occasions (most recently the 2016 CIMB Classic), and following the third round of the 2015 OHL Classic at Mayakoba (finished fourth).

Jason Day
World no. 1 Jason Day made his fourth consecutive birdie (Nos. 9-12) at Spyglass Hill when play was called for the day. He will have six holes to complete Saturday morning. He has yet to make a bogey and is currently 7-under-par for the round.

Day has never missed a cut in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and has three top-10s in seven starts.

Day birdied three of the four par 5s at Monterey Peninsula CC in the first round and has birdied all three of the par 5s he played at Spyglass Hill. In the last two seasons, Day has ranked inside the top five for birdie or better percentage on par 5s (2016/5th, 2015/3rd) and inside the top 10 for par-5 scoring average (2016/2nd, 2015/7th).

Patrick Reed

At 6-under through 17 holes at Monterey Peninsula CC, Patrick Reed is three shots off the clubhouse lead.

Since 2013, no player has more birdies at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am than Patrick Reed. Reed recorded five in his first round at Pebble Beach GL and seven through 17 holes of the second round to bring his total to 92.

In four previous starts in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Reed has two top-10s (2013/T7 and 2016/T6).

Seung-Yul Noh
First-round co-leader Seung-Yul Noh is the only player in the field without a bogey. He will return Saturday morning to complete his second round where he has five holes left.

Noh is making his fourth start in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he has never missed the cut. His best finish is a T19 showing in 2014.

Noh has one top-10 through nine events in the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season – a T8 at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Noh is in search of his second career victory to go with his win at the 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Additional player notes
Farmers Insurance Open winner Jon Rahm played the front nine of Pebble Beach GL in 6-under-par 30, with six consecutive birdies on Nos. 2-7. His six consecutive birdies tied the best birdie streak of the season (Whee Kim and Adam Hadwin both at the CareerBuilder Challenge).

Pat Perez, who won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in the fall, is 7-under through 17 holes at Monterey Peninsula CC. Perez is tied with Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas (the season’s only multiple winners) for most top-10s this season with four.

Three of the four players who are ranked inside the top 10 in the world are currently inside the top five: World no. 6 Jordan Spieth (T1), no. 1 Jason Day (3) and no. 10 Patrick Reed (T4). World no. 4 Dustin Johnson is currently T13.

 

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