AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am R1

Taylor opens with eagle and finishes as leader on strong first day in California

February 06-09
Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, California
$7,800,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Nick Taylor started strongly with an eagle and quietly toiled away to finish the first day at the three-course AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am atop the leaderboard with an eight-under 63.

Celebrities including former NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning attracted attention at the tournament’s Spyglass Hill course, which suited the quiet Canadian who started on the back nine at Monterey Peninsula Country Club and closed the day with a pair of birdies.

Taylor has a two-shot lead over Americans Patrick Cantlay, who played at Spyglass, and the Pebble Beach-playing Chase Seiffert, who each had a six-under 66.


Defending champion Phil Mickelson was strong off the tee at Spyglass, tying for 12th with a four-under 68.

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell was the best of the British and Irish players, finishing tied 44th with a two-under 70 just days after he won the Saudi International.



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Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Nick Taylor
CAN
-8
63
T2
Chase Seiffert
USA
-6
66
T2
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-6
66
T4
Charley Hoffman
USA
-5
67
T4
Harold Varner III
USA
-5
67
T4
Harry Higgs
USA
-5
66
T4
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
67
T4
Max Homa
USA
-5
67
T4
Richy Werenski
USA
-5
66
T4
Ricky Barnes
USA
-5
66
T4
Robert Streb
USA
-5
67
T12
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-4
67
T12
Chez Reavie
USA
-4
67
T12
Greg Chalmers
AUS
-4
67
T12
Jason Day
AUS
-4
67
T12
Jim Herman
USA
-4
67
T12
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-4
67
T12
Justin Suh
USA
-4
67
T12
Kevin Chappell
USA
-4
68
T12
Matt Jones
AUS
-4
68
T12
Matthew NeSmith
USA
-4
68
T12
Phil Mickelson
USA
-4
68
T12
Wyndham Clark
USA
-4
68
T24
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
68
T24
Aaron Wise
USA
-3
68
T24
Adam Schenk
USA
-3
68
T24
Alex Cejka
GER
-3
69
T24
Beau Hossler
USA
-3
68
T24
Brandon Wu
USA
-3
69
T24
Doug Ghim
USA
-3
68
T24
Dustin Johnson
USA
-3
69
T24
George McNeill
USA
-3
68
T24
Henrik Norlander
SWE
-3
69
T24
Kevin Streelman
USA
-3
69
T24
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-3
69
T24
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-3
68
T24
Scott Harrington
USA
-3
68
T24
Scott Piercy
USA
-3
68
T24
Stewart Cink
USA
-3
69
T24
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
-3
69
T24
Troy Merritt
USA
-3
69
T24
Wes Roach
USA
-3
69
T24
Zac Blair
USA
-3
69
T44
Alexander Noren
SWE
-2
69
T44
Chris Baker
USA
-2
69
T44
Daniel Berger
USA
-2
70
T44
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-2
70
T44
J. J. Spaun
USA
-2
69
T44
Jordan Spieth
USA
-2
70
T44
Keith Mitchell
USA
-2
69
T44
Lucas Glover
USA
-2
70
T44
Matt Kuchar
USA
-2
70
T44
Matthew Every
USA
-2
70
T44
Peter Malnati
USA
-2
70
T44
Ryan Armour
USA
-2
70
T44
Tom Hoge
USA
-2
69
T44
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-2
70
T58
Bo Hoag
USA
-1
71
T58
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
70
T58
Chesson Hadley
USA
-1
71
T58
J. B. Holmes
USA
-1
71
T58
John Senden
AUS
-1
71
T58
Johnson Wagner
USA
-1
70
T58
Josh Teater
USA
-1
70
T58
Kristoffer Ventura
NOR
-1
71
T58
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-1
71
T58
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-1
70
T58
Pat Perez
USA
-1
71
T58
Paul Casey
ENG
-1
71
T58
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-1
70
T58
Tyler McCumber
USA
-1
71
T58
Vincent Whaley
USA
-1
71
T58
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-1
71
T74
Ben Martin
USA
Par
72
T74
Bill Haas
USA
Par
71
T74
Brian Gay
USA
Par
72
T74
Cameron Champ
USA
Par
71
T74
Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
71
T74
Cameron Tringale
USA
Par
71
T74
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
72
T74
D. J. Trahan
USA
Par
71
T74
David Lingmerth
SWE
Par
72
T74
James Hahn
USA
Par
71
T74
Joel Dahmen
USA
Par
71
T74
Joseph Bramlett
USA
Par
71
T74
Kevin Kisner
USA
Par
72
T74
Luke Donald
ENG
Par
72
T74
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
Par
72
T74
Michael Gligic
CAN
Par
72
T74
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
72
T74
Sebastian Cappelen
DNK
Par
72
T74
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
Par
72
T74
Vaughn Taylor
USA
Par
72
T74
Zack Sucher
USA
Par
72
T95
Anirban Lahiri
IND
1
73
T95
Ben Taylor
ENG
1
73
T95
Branden Grace
RSA
1
73
T95
Brandon Hagy
USA
1
73
T95
Brandt Snedeker
USA
1
73
T95
Brian Stuard
USA
1
73
T95
Doc Redman
USA
1
73
T95
Jason Dufner
USA
1
73
T95
Jimmy Walker
USA
1
73
T95
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
1
73
T95
Martin Trainer
USA
1
73
T95
Michael Gellerman
USA
1
73
T95
Michael Thompson
USA
1
73
T95
Nate Lashley
USA
1
73
T95
Nelson Ledesma
ARG
1
73
T95
Nick Watney
USA
1
73
T95
Peter Uihlein
USA
1
73
T95
Ryan Brehm
USA
1
73
T95
Scott Stallings
USA
1
73
T95
Sean O’Hair
USA
1
73
T95
Tyler Duncan
USA
1
73
T116
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
74
T116
Adam Long
USA
2
74
T116
Chad Campbell
USA
2
74
T116
Fabian Gomez
ARG
2
73
T116
Hank Lebioda
USA
2
74
T116
J. J. Henry
USA
2
74
T116
Jim Furyk
USA
2
74
T116
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
2
74
T116
Mark Anderson
USA
2
73
T116
Mark Hubbard
USA
2
74
T116
Patrick Martin
USA
2
73
T116
Robert Garrigus
USA
2
74
T116
Roberto Castro
USA
2
74
T116
Rod Pampling
AUS
2
73
T116
Russell Knox
SCO
2
74
T116
Steve Stricker
USA
2
74
T132
Arjun Atwal
IND
3
75
T132
Bo Van Pelt
USA
3
75
T132
David Hearn
CAN
3
75
T132
Hunter Mahan
USA
3
74
T132
Isaiah Salinda
USA
3
74
T132
K. J. Choi
KOR
3
74
T132
Kevin Na
USA
3
75
T132
Kramer Hickok
USA
3
74
T132
Rhein Gibson
AUS
3
74
T132
Scott de Borba
USA
3
75
T132
Smylie Kaufman
USA
3
75
T132
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
3
74
T144
Andrew Landry
USA
4
76
T144
Chris Stroud
USA
4
76
T144
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
4
76
T144
Patrick Rodgers
USA
4
76
T148
D. A. Points
USA
5
77
T148
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
5
76
T148
Scott Brown
USA
5
77
T148
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
5
77
T152
Austin Cook
USA
6
78
T152
Kevin Stadler
USA
6
77
T152
Sam Saunders
USA
6
77
155
Tim Herron
USA
7
78
156
David Duval
USA
12
84
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