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Phil Mickelson won his 40th career title on Sunday, staving off Tiger Woods in the final round of the 2012 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The final round was supposed to be a another great duel between Mickelson and Woods, but it turned into a one-sided round of golf in the favor of Mickelson. The turning point for "Lefty" didn't come on Sunday against Woods however, according to Mickelson it came on Friday afternoon from his wife, Amy Mickelson.
"She said, ‘Come on now, cheer up, let's go make some birdies,'" Mickelson told Stephanie Wei. "She was so positive, and it just changed my attitude, playing one of my favorite courses. It was really an attitude change that she instilled coming out with her bubbly, positive attitude that got me going. I told her in the car that it wouldn't have been possible without that talk."
Mickelson's caddy, James "Bones" Mackay also noticed the change in Mickelson's play on Friday. "The crazy thing was, at MPCC he shot par his first nine holes in perfect conditions, and then he shot 29 on the back in horrific conditions," Mackay told Wei on Sunday. "I think he picked up a lot of momentum from that and carried it to today."
After going 15-under on the tournament's first three days, Charlie Wi might have guessed that even par on the final day would be good enough to allow him to hang on for the title in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Instead, Phil Mickelson made an incredible surge, shooting an eight-under 64 on Sunday to best Wi by two strokes as he finished at 17-under.
The win was Mickelson's fourth at Pebble Beach and his 40th career PGA Tour win. He played the final day with Tiger Woods, who actually started two strokes ahead of him on the day. Woods wasn't anywhere near his best and ended up shooting a three-over 75, which dropped him down to eight-under and a tie for 15th place.
Woods made par on his first five holes and looked to be in position to make a surge, but bogeyed the final three holes on his front nine, taking him out of contention. Dustin Johnson, the two-time defending champion at this event, started at nine-under like Mickelson but could only manage a 70 on the final day. He finished tied for fifth at 11-under par.
Phil Mickelson matched his largest final day comeback in a PGA Tour win Sunday at the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Lefty entered the day at 9-under for the tournament, and six shots behind Charlie Wi. He shot an 8-under 63 for the day, the best score for the round by any golfer by three strokes.
Mickelson's big day stood out in sharp contrast to Tiger Woods, who shot 3-over Sunday. After a birdie on 6, he and Mickelson were seemingly headed for a duel atop the leaderboard. Woods would go on to bogey three straight holes to close out the front nine and effectively knock himself out of contention. Mickelson made eagle on 6 and finished out the front nine in first place at 5-under on the day.
Wi made a nice comeback late to take second place overall. He finished the front nine at 3-over, including a double bogey on the first hole of the day, but closed the round out with three straight birdies to edge out Ricky Barnes by one stroke. Barnes' 5-under tied Aaron Baddeley as the second best score on the day.
A pretty shot from the bunker for birdie on 12 set Tiger Woods up for what could have been a run at Phil Mickelson atop the leaderboard at the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday. Instead, Woods fell apart on 14 and 15, bogeying both to put himself 8-under for the tournament and eight shots back from Mickelson.
Woods hit a camera man on his third shot of the 14th hole. He hit the green from the gallery on his fourth shot, but he misplayed the pitch and the ball rolled back onto the edge of the rough. Two shots later and he finally made bogey. He bogeyed on 15 after missing a 3-foot putt for par.
Mickelson has apparently soaked all of the confidence that Woods used to have, making back-to-back birdies on 13 and 14 to expand his lead to three shots over Ricky Barnes at 16-under for the tournament. Lefty had no trouble playing the green on 14, getting a nice roll back on his third shot to put the ball within six feet of the pin from 96 yards out.
Tiger Woods bogeyed three straight holes to close out the front nine at the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday, giving himself in an uphill fight back to the top of the leaderboard. A birdie on 12 gave him a small breath of life, however, moving him a stroke closer to Phil Mickelson who is still four strokes ahead.
Woods holed-in on a chip shot from the bunker. At the time, it looked like he would make a two-shot dent into Mickelson's lead, but Lefty made a long putt for an unlikely par on 11. With both golfers through 12, Mickelson still sits at 14-under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Kevin Streelman and two ahead of Rick Barnes and Charlie Wi.
Woods had a chance to take another shot on Mickelson, but a long putt on 13 landed just an inch away from the hole. Despite Woods' best attempts, he is running out of runway at this point with only five more holes left to play.
Phil Mickelson wasn't getting many mentions as Day 3 came to a close at the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Saturday, but Lefty's making up for lost ground on Sunday afternoon. The back-nine still remains, but Mickelson currently holds the lead in this week's PGA Tour event.
Mickelson has shot a five-under through his first nine holes on Sunday, giving him sole possession of first place at Pebble Beach in the annual Pro-Am event. Lefty birdied three of his first five holes and then shot an eagle on Hole 6, putting him in excellent position as the tournament comes to a close. He overtook Kevin Streelman and Charlie Wi as the lone golfer ahead of the pack at 14-under after previously being tied with the two earlier in the day.
The big story on Sunday was supposed to be Tiger Woods, but he's been an afterthought on Day 4 as there are reports out there saying amateur partner Tony Romo is currently getting the best of him. It's tough to think it's actually that bad for Tiger, but he's fallen into a tie for tenth place on Sunday through his first 10 holes of play.
Only ten of the professionals taking part in Sunday's round have shot worse than Woods' two-over, though one of those golfers is Wi, the leader heading into the final round.
The 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am seems to be on its way to a pretty exciting finish. Tiger Woods didn't begin Sunday like he originally planned, but Phil Mickelson is off to a hot start in the final day of the PGA Tour event.
Mickelson wasn't the golfer expected to make headlines in the fourth round as it seemed Woods was primed for a breakout on the final day of the Pro-Am event, but Lefty's been exceptional early at Pebble Beach. They're only through five holes on Sunday thus far, but Mickelson's birdied three of them to put himself in a tie for first with Day 3 leader Charlie Wi.
Woods has simply stayed steady, on the other hand, parring his first five holes on Sunday as he looks to improve on his rankings in the world standings. He's currently locked in a tie for third place with Kevin Streelman, Kevin Na and Ken Duke at eleven-under.
CBS's coverage of Day 4 begins at 3 p.m. ET for those wanting to watch at home.
If Tiger Woods being in contention and a lack of sports action doesn't give you enough incentive to watch the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday, perhaps Tiger's partner will. Woods will be playing with Phil Mickelson, who like him, is a bit off the pace but still in the hunt on Sunday. Tiger will enter the day at 11-under par, while Mickelson enters at nine-under.
Both are chasing leader Charlie Wi, who is currently at 15-under. Alone in second place is Ken Duke, who currently has a score of 12-under. Both their group and the group containing Mickelson and Woods will tee off from the first tee at Pebble Beach on Sunday.
Woods is playing with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in the Pro-Am tournament, while Mickelson is partnered with investment banker Hugh "Skip" McGee III. Neither pairing is in contention for the win in that section of the tournament, where Padraig Harrington and Irish businessman J.P. McManus have a three-stroke lead.
Noted golf enthusiast Tiger Woods is getting back to top form, or thereabouts. His five-under 67 on Saturday at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was his best round of the tournament, and it didn't come out of the blue. He shot 68 on both Thursday and Friday, and sits four strokes off the lead of Charlie Wi. It shouldn't be surprising, then, to hear that Tiger is feeling confident and happy with his game heading into the final round at Pebble Beach.
Tiger was asked about how it feels to be in contention on Sunday once again this year, and what's different about his game from before his injury problems and his break from golf.
Well, it's a different swing. But the scenario doesn't change; the ultimate goal is to win a golf tournament. So the whole idea of making these swing changes was become more consistent and I'm starting to see that now. My start lines are much tighter now. I don't hit the ball as far off line as I used to, and my ball doesn't curve as much. So consequently my off‑days are not as far off. On top of that, if you make a few putts like I did today, and get it rolling, and had a nice little stretch there where I probably could have birdied six holes in a row, so it was close.
Charlie Wi posted a bogey-free, three- under 69 Saturday to maintain his three-stroke lead after three rounds of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Tiger Woods, who is making his first PGA Tour start of the year, carded a five-under 67 at Pebble Beach to move into third place at 11-under-par 203. And now there's only one more day for Woods or anyone else to catch Wi.
Ken Dukes is currently the only golfer between Wi and Woods, shooting 12-under after a 65 on Saturday.
The top players remaining will all play on Pebble Beach Golf Links. Here are the notable tee times for Sunday. All times are Eastern
Pebble Beach Golf Links Tee #1
12:40 p.m.: Charles Wi, Ken Duke
12:29 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson
12:18 p.m.: Kevin Na, Brendon Todd, Dustin Johnson
12:07 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Bob Estes
11:56 a.m.: Ricky Barnes, Padraig Harrington
TV: 12-2:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, 3 p.m. on CBS
As for notable amateurs, Tony Romo will play alongside Woods and Mickelson while Bill Belichick will play with Barnes and Harrington.
Though he was playing well through the first two rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, his first PGA Tour event of 2012, Tiger Woods wasn't even in the Top 10 on the leaderboard after the first two rounds. After Round 3, however, Woods is right in the thick of things. Tiger shot a five-under 67 to move to -11 in the tournament and just four strokes behind leader Charlie Wi.
Woods is now third in the tournament after starting the day 17th. Sitting in between Wi and him is American Ken Duke, who shot a 65 (different course than Woods) to go five-under, and he sits at -12. Just two strokes behind Woods sits Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, among others, and it should be an interesting Sunday. All eyes will be on Woods as he tries to capture his first PGA event in more than a year.
But let's get serious, if I may. Bill Belichick is tied for seventh in the Pro-Am tournament, teamed with Ricky Barnes. Bob Stoops is just behind him in ninth place, tied with Hunter Haas. Tiger Woods and Tony Romo are tied for 14th.
In his first PGA Tour event of the 2012 season, Tiger Woods is making a charge on moving day at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. It's the first time he's played in this event in a decade. Woods, who began the day nine shots back and tied for 17th, is five under through 11 holes at Pebble and is now tied for second place. He recorded five birdies in a six hole stretch on a golf course that he's dominated over the years.
Tiger, who went off the back nine, is now entering a stretch of the front nine where you can typically go on a nice birdie run, so his number could be really low by the time his round is over. With eight holes to play, he is 11 under and two shots behind Charlie Wi.
Ricky Barnes started the day tied with Tiger and is right there with Woods at four under through 10 holes. He is three shots back of Wi, who is 13 under in the pro competition. Phil Mickelson is still within striking distance and is one under on his round, three shots back of Tiger and five back of the lead.
As Day 3 of the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is set to get underway, Charlie Wi is on top of the leaderboard. Dustin Johnson is hot at his heels, three strokes behind in second place and gunning for his third title in the event. Plenty of other notables are in the Top 20, including Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson and of course, Tiger Woods.
Here are the tee times for Saturday. All times are Pacific. Amateurs are the second name in each pair.
Pebble Beach Golf Links Tee #1
8:00 a.m.: Hunter Haas and Bob Stoops, Kevin Chappell and Cindy Davis
8:11 a.m.: Phil Mickelson and Skip McGee, Kevin Na and Jimmy Dunne III
8:22 a.m.: D.J. Trahan and Aaron Rodgers, Jim Furyk and Darius Rucker
8:33 a.m..: John Mallinger and Huey Lewis, Matt Jones and Don Cheadle
8:44 a.m.: Chris DiMarco and Oliver Hudson, Bob Estes and Josh Duhamel
8:55 a.m.: Nick Watney and Jim Lentz, Scott McCarron and James E. Rohr
9:06 a.m.: Ricky Barnes and Bill Belichick, Bud Cauley and Nick Saban
9:17 a.m.: Troy Kelly and Jim Hoak, Steven Bowditch and Ray Romano
9:28 a.m.: Paul Stankowski and Andy Garcia, Trevor Immelman and George Lopez
9:39 a.m.: Mett Bettencourt and Matt Cain, Ryan Moore and Jim Harbaugh
9:50 a.m.: Greg Owen and Harris Barton, D.A. Points and Bill Murray
10:01 a.m.: James Driscoll and Herm Edwards, Tommy Gainey and Chris O'Donnell
10:12 a.m.: Blake Adams and Jim Crane, Kevin Stadler and Clyde Drexler
Pebble Beach Golf Links Tee #10
8:00 a.m.: Lee Janzen and Matt Rose, Scott Stallings and Steven Ballmer
8:11 a.m.: Davis Love III and Bobby Long, Rocco Mediate and Ed Stack
8:22 a.m.: Tiger Woods and Tony Romo, Arjun Atwal and Danny Lane
8:33 a.m.: Notah Begay III and Tom Barker, Edward Loar and Paul Garcia
8:44 a.m.: Patrick Sheehan and John Erickson, Jimmy Walker and Ronald Peyton
8:55 a.m.: Tom Pernice, Jr. and John M. Partridge, Arron Oberholser and William Sheedy
9:06 a.m.: David Duval and Robert Stuart, Kevin Sutherland and Bill Gross
9:17 a.m.: Russell Knox and Christopher Clark, John Huh and Mike Aymar
9:28 a.m.: David Mathis and James D'Addario, Sang-Moon Bae and Juan R. Inciarte
9:39 a.m.: Cameron Tringale and David Dorman, Brian Gar and John Donahoe
9:50 a.m.: Martin Laird and Doug Mackenzie, Vaughn Taylor and Blake Mycoskie
10:01 a.m.: Gary Christian and John Mader, Matt McQuillan and Steve Maritz
10:12 a.m.: Harris English and Michel Moreno, John Peterson and Rick Fontova
Spyglass Hill GC Tee #1
8:00 a.m.: Charlie Wi and Frank Quattrone, Kris Blanks and David Kohler
8:11 a.m.: Steve Jones and David DeWalt, Rory Sabbatini and John Chen
8:22 a.m.: Will Claxton and Bob Antin, Billy Horschel and Fred Tattersall
8:33 a.m.: Kyle Reifers and Mac Dunwoody, Ted Potter, Jr. and Bob Lurie
8:44 a.m.: Matthew Goggin and Randy Cain, Spencer Levin and Bob Bowman
8:55 a.m.: Woody Austin and James Wilson, Jr., Daniel Summerhays and Bob McCollum
9:06 a.m.: Mitch Lowe and Dan Hansford, Richard H. Lee and Brian D. Morse
9:17 a.m.: Colt Knost and Tony Thornley, William McGirt and Miles Nadal
9:28 a.m.: Josh Teater and Todd Wagner, Pat Perez and Michael Lund
9:39 a.m.: Bryce molder and Harry L. You, Neal Lancaster and Robert MacDonnell
9:50 a.m.: Roberto Castro and John Lane, Miguel Angel Carballo and Ron Guziak
10:01 a.m.: Kevin Kisner and Chris McWilton, Jason Kokrak and Donald Colleran
10:12 a.m.: Jarrod Lyle and Bob Perry-Smith, J.J. Killeen and Andy Bryant
Spyglass Hill GC Tee #10
8:00 a.m.: Chez Reavie and Heidi Uberroth, Tim Petrovic and Larry Baer
8:11 a.m.: Aaron Baddeley and Kenny G, Nathan Green and Jeffrey Donovan
8:22 a.m.: Ian Poulter and Peter Ueberroth, J.J. Henry and Chris Berman
8:33 a.m.: Rickie Fowler and Lucas Black, Kevin Streelman and TobyMac
8:44 a.m.: Rod Pampling and Charles Schwab, J.B. Holmes and Frank C. Herringer
8:55 a.m.: Ryuji Imada and Jonas Woods, Zach Johnson and Ron Spears
9:06 a.m.: Charley Hoffman and Dermot Desmond, Padraig Harrington and J.P. McManus
9:17 a.m.: Mike Weir and George Roberts, Joseph Bramlett and Jerry Yang
9:28 a.m.: Chris Stroud and David Calhoun, Boo Weekley and Jay Ireland
9:39 a.m.: Hunter Mahan and Tom Dundon, Geoff Ogilvy and Gregg Tryhus
9:50 a.m.: Robert Garrigus and Jackie Flynn, Jeff Maggert and Clay Walker
10:01 a.m.: Brett Wtterich and Anthony Anderson, Chris Riey and Eric Close
10:12 a.m.: Dabiel Chopra and Brian Ferris, Sam Saunders and Dick Ferris
Monterey Peninsula CC Tee #1
8:00 a.m.: Graham DeLaet and Geoff Yang, Alex Cejka and Willy Strothotte
8:11 a.m.: Sean O'Hair and Gregory Johnson, Chris Couch and Chuck Johnson
8:22 a.m.: Dustin Johnson and Joe Rice, Kyle Thompson and Nat Hardwick
8:33 a.m.: Marco Dawson and John Hammergren, Nick O'Hern and Patricia Russo
8:44 a.m.: Ken Duke and Tom Dreesen, Gavin Coles and Joe Lacob
8:55 a.m.: Ryan Palmer and Brian Roberts, Jason Bohn and T. Michael Glenn
9:06 a.m.: Joe Ogilvie and Randall Stephenson, Paul Goydos and David Farr
9:17 a.m.: Billy Hurley and Lawrence Summers, Martin Flores and Seth Waugh
9:28 a.m.: George McNeill and Ian Read, Steve Elkington and Joe Kernen
9:39 a.m.: Troy Matteson and Woody Stuart, Heath Slocum and Pascal Grizot
9:50 a.m.: Tom Gillis and James Farell, Vijay Singh and Shantanu Narayen
10:01 a.m.: Derek Lamely and Tony Ridder, Brian Davis and Donald Lucas
10:12 a.m.: Garth Mulroy and Michael Bolton, Kevin Tway and Cary Patterson
Monterey Peninsula CC Tee #10
8:00 a.m.: Garrett Willis and Jackson Hsieh, Kent Jones and Ken Rosen
8:11 a.m.: Roland Thatcher and Stephen Mack, Scott Dunlap and Nikesh Arora
8:22 a.m.: Tommy Biershank and Todd Baldree, Scott Brown and Thomas Campbell
8:33 a.m.: Charlie Beljan and Mike Burwell, Zack Miller and Kevin Small
8:44 a.m.: Steve Flesch and Carl Lindner III, Dudley Hart and Jeremy Jacobs
8:55 a.m.: Bill Lunde and Greg Jamison, Stuart Appleby and Dieter Kasprzak
9:06 a.m.: Brendon Todd and Brett White, Mark Anderson and Brian Duperreault
9:17 a.m.: Matt Every and Bill Walters, Scott Langley and Geoff Couch
9:28 a.m.: Shane Bertsch and Nils Lommerin, Sunghoon Kang and Michael Cochrane
9:39 a.m.: Brendan Steele and Ed Herlihy, Tim Herron and Stuart Francis
9:50 a.m.: Brian Harman and Gregg Ontiveros, Alexandre Rocha and L. David Dube
10:01 a.m.: Bobby Gates and Bob Schott, Jonas Blixt and John Stafford III
10:12 a.m.: Steve Wheatcroft and Whit Ramonat, Danny Lee and Steve Green
You can watch live coverage of the event beginning at 8:00 a.m. PT on The Golf Channel.
Charlie Wi carded a three-under 69 on Friday at Pebble Beach to take a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Wi, who was one of three first-round leaders, finished 36 holes at 12-under- par 130. Having played Monterey Peninsula and Pebble Beach in the first two rounds, Wi will move to Spyglass Hill for round three.
With the pro-am format, the entire field rotates through the three courses for the first three days, then will shift to Pebble Beach for the final round.
Two-time winner Dustin Johnson, who shared the first-round lead with Wi and Danny Lee, managed an even-par 72 at Spyglass to fall into second place at minus-nine.
Vijay Singh, the 2004 champion, posted his second straight four-under 68 on Friday to move into a tie for third place at minus-eight. He was joined there by Padraig Harrington (66), Lee (73), Brian Gay (65) and Brendon Todd (69).
Tiger Woods, who is playing this event for the first time since 2002, managed a two-under 70 at Monterey to finish two rounds at minus-six. He is tied for 17th with Ryan Moore, Ricky Barnes and two others.
Tiger Woods' second day at the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am took him to the Monterrey Peninsula Country Club where he hoped to improve on his opening-round 68. He ended up shooting a 68 once again, though this one came on the par-70 course instead of yesterday's par-72.
Tiger is now 6-under after two rounds and went into the clubhouse six-back of leader Charles Wi (-12).
Woods got going early, making birdie on the 391-yard par-4 first at Monterey Peninsula but gave it back after finding a fairway bunker off the tee on the par-4 fourth hole, which he bogeyed. Things got cooking on the sixth and seventh holes, which Tiger both birdied and he went into the turn with a 2-under 32.
Tiger continues to take advantage of the par-5s with another birdie, this time on the par-5 12th. After a bogey on the par-4 16th, and a par on the par-4 17th,Woods called it a day. Thirty-three putts revealed a serious issue with his short-game. However, he's still well within striking distance of the leaders heading into the weekend.
Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson made a run on his second day. Following a 70 on the first day, Mickelson shot a 5-under 65 on Friday, pushing him to 7-under overall and just five shots off the leader. Keep this up and Tiger and Phil could find themselves buddying up this weekend at some point.
Tiger Woods is at 2-under through nine holes on Day 2 of the 2012 Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He sits five shots back from Charlie Wi and Dustin Johnson, who are currently tied atop the leaderboard at 11-under for the tournament and 2-under through 11 and nine holes on Friday, respectively.
Woods finds himself in a pack of nine players all tied for 11th at the moment. That pack includes Vijay Singh (also at 2-under for the day) and Nick Watney (even). Padraig Harrington has been among the biggest movers of the day, shooting 5-under on five birdies through just seven holes. He is now four shots off the lead.
D.A. Points, last year's champion in a pairing with Bill Murray, is also at 5-under for the day. He was even on Day 1, however, and is still six shots off of Wi and Johnson.
The 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is underway, with Danny Lee and Dustin Johnson shooting nine-under 63s at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Charlie Wi shooting a nine-under 63 on the Monterey Peninsula Shore Course during round one on Thursday.
Round two gets underway at 8:00 a.m. on the west coast. You can catch coverage on the Golf Channel beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET. Sirius-XM coverage will run from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.
Here are some of the notable tee times and pairings for Thursday:
8:11 a.m.: Ryan Moore and Jim Harbaugh / Matt Bettencourt and Matt Cain (Monterey Peninsula #10)
9:17 a.m..: Tiger Woods and Tony Romo (Monterey Peninsula #1)
9:17 a.m.: Jim Furyk and Darius Rucker / D.J. Trahan and Aaron Rodgers (Monterey Peninsula #10)
10:01 a.m.: Ricky Barnes and Bill Belichick / Bud Cauley and Nick Saban (Monterey Peninsula #10)
8:22 a.m.: D.A. Points and Bill Murray / Greg Owen and Harris Barton (Monterey Peninsula #10)
Click here for a full list of celebrity-golfer pairings.
The first round of the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is officially in the books and Danny Lee, Charlie Wi and Dustin Johnson are all tied atop the leaderboard at nine-under.
Ken Duke and Brian Harman are right behind them at eight-under. Duke's scorecard is especially notable considering his back-nine run that includes six birdies and an eagle.
Noted golf enthusiast Tiger Woods returned for is first event of the year and shot a four-under with six birdies and two bogeys. Woods has been hitting about 71 percent of the fairways and nearly 78 percent of the greens in regulation on the 6,953-yard course.
Phil Mickelson didn't have an especially great day, shooting two-under and sitting far back on the leaderboard.Other notables include Vijay Singh (-4), Jim Furyk (-3), Padraig Harrington (-2), Martin Laird (-2), Ian Poulter (-1) and Mike Weir (E).
Tiger Woods may not be looking quite like his old self during his 2012 PGA Tour debut, but at 2-under through nine holes of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Thursday, he's not looking bad either. Woods currently sits in a tie for 35th, five strokes behind the current leaders.
Teeing off on No. 10 at Spyglass Hill, Woods got off to a strong start with birdies on his first two holes: the 407-yard par-4 10th and the 528-yard par-5 11th. He pared the par-3 No. 12 before settling for his first bogey of the season the 460-yard par-4 13th. Woods eventually got that one back, though, when he birdied the 325-yard par-4 17th.
Woods has been hitting about 71 percent of the fairways and nearly 78 percent of the greens in regulation on the 6,953-yard course.
Ken Duke is currently the clubhouse leader with a first-round score of 8-under 64 at Pebble Beach Golf Links. He's one stroke ahead of Nick Watney, Danny Lee and Charlie Wi, all of whom are still playing. The highlight of Duke's round was an eagle on the 403-yard, par-4 No. 16 hole. He also birdied No. 18 to grab the lead all by himself.
The 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is set to get underway Thursday morning. The tournament is always a fun one, pairing celebrity amateurs with some of the best the sport has to offer. Tiger Woods will be making his 2012 PGA Tour debut in a pairing with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. D.A. Points and Bill Murray will be back this year to defend the title they won together in 2011.
Golfers are will tee-off beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the west coast. You can catch coverage on the Golf Channel beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET. Sirius-XM coverage will run from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.
Here are some of the notable tee times and pairings for Thursday (all times Eastern):
11:22 a.m.: Ricky Barnes and Bill Belichick (Spyglass Hill #1)
11:55 a.m.: Ryan Moore and Jim Harbaugh (Spyglass Hill #1)
12:01 p.m.: Jim Furyk and Darius Rucker (Spyglass Hill #1)
12:06 p.m.: D.A. Points and Bill Murray (Spyglass Hill #1)
1:01 p.m.: Tiger Woods and Tony Romo (Spyglass Hill #10)
Click here for a full list of celebrity-golfer pairings.
The 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am takes place this week. The event has been a Northern California institution for over 70 years.
Tiger Woods will play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with Tony Romo, the golfer confirmed on Monday.
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