The Sunday tee sheet at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am is the most unconventional lineup of the season. It can be a mix of twosomes, threesomes and foursomes not necessarily sorted according to score on each and every line. The setup is obviously a result of the unique format in the overall event, which features two concurrent contests -- the two-man Pro-Am prize and the normal pro event with FedExCup points.
The three-course rotation, required with groups playing as a foursome and taking well over five hours, means there's no cut until Saturday night on the Monterey Peninsula. Two separate cuts are made for the two events, and what's left is a mishmash of pros playing on their own, two-man teams playing for the pro-am, and the occasional indignity of a pro who did not make the cut in the big boy event but is back with his amateur hacker still competing in that side pro-am game.
The PGA Tour does its best to create a tee sheet that's balanced. You obviously don't want a twosome playing behind a foursome. Fortunately, every group on Sunday has at least three players -- the first group off No. 1 tee should have a clean and quicker round with no ams and three pros. It will still be a slow march out there but it's not as clogged as the first three days, when there are two hackers in every group.
Phil Mickelson holds the 54-hole lead and is two clear of Hiroshi Iwata. Mickelson is trying to match Mark O'Meara as the only five-time winner of this historic event, informally known as the Bing Crosby Clambake. After threatening to break 60 for a moment on Friday at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Phil went out on Saturday at Pebble and posted just his second ever bogey-free round on that world-famous track. Pebble plays much, much easier during this event than it would for a major, but no bogeys, especially for the always adventurous Phil, is an impressive mark.
Mickelson has not won since that incredible Sunday at Muirfield and the British Open. He's been close on a few occasions, but the drought has lingered and obviously bothered him over the past two seasons. A new swing coach and the usual equipment tinkering put Phil in a different place at the start of 2016. He's always been the man on this West Coast swing in the first two months of the year, so ending that winless streak at Pebble and matching the tournament record would seem fitting.
Here's the full pro lineup for Sunday at Pebble (all times ET):
Off Tee No. 1:
|10:38 a.m.||Lucas Glover||Danny Lee||Jonathan Byrd|
|10:49 a.m.||Jason Bohn||Nick Taylor||Spencer Levin|
|11 a.m.||Kevin Streelman||Tyler Aldridge||Patrick Reed|
|11:11 a.m.||Stewart Cink||Ryan Ruffels|
|11:22 a.m.||J.B. Holmes||David Hearn||Luke Donald|
|11:33 a.m.||Brooks Koepka||Cameron Smith||Ricky Barnes||Jim Herman|
|11:44 a.m.||Bill Haas||Mark Hubbard||Justin Rose|
|11:55 a.m.||Jimmy Walker||Padraig Harrington|
|12:06 p.m.||Matt Jones||Vaughn Taylor|
|12:17 p.m.||Chez Reavie||Jason Day|
|12:28 p.m.||Roberto Castro||Jonas Blixt|
|12:39 p.m.||Freddie Jacobson||Sung Kang|
|12:50 p.m.||Phil Mickelson||Hiroshi Iwata|
Off Tee No. 10:
|10:38 a.m.||Dawie van der Walt||Tom Hoge||Si Woo Kim|
|10:49 a.m.||Ryan Palmer||Andrew Loupe||Bronson Burgoon|
|11 a.m.||Aaron Baddeley||Colt Knost||Kyle Stanley||Will Wilcox|
|11:11 a.m.||Luke Guthrie||Billy Hurley III||Brandt Snedeker||Davis Love III|
|11:22 a.m.||Alex Cejka||Shane Bertsch|
|11:33 a.m.||Pat Perez||Steve Marino||Thomas Aiken|
|11:44 a.m.||Jason Kokrak||Zac Blair||Steven Bowditch||Brian Gay|
|11:55 a.m.||Shane Lowry||Dicky Pride||Jason Gore||Austin Connelly|
|12:06 p.m.||Peter Malnati||Jason Dufner||Jerry Kelly|
|12:17 p.m.||Tyrone Van Aswegen||Sean O'Hair||Rhein Gibson||Derek Fathauer|
|12:28 p.m.||Jordan Spieth||Dustin Johnson|
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