You Oughta Know: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

By Will GrayFebruary 10, 2013, 12:32 am

After a pair of runner-up finishes each of the last two weeks, Brandt Snedeker appears poised to take home the trophy Sunday, but he will have to outlast the Tour's latest rookie sensation, James Hahn, to do so. Here are some facts and figures You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Pebble Beach:

• With only one round over par thus far in 2013, Snedeker has picked up right where he left off during the 2012 FedEx Cup Playoffs. He seems in line for his fourth top-3 finish of 2013, and a top-6 finish at Pebble would be the seventh such result for the reigning FedEx Cup champ in his last nine starts, dating back to The Barclays last August.


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• Former U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen appears ready to make quick work of the requirements of his major medical extension. Making the first of five starts with which he must earn $76,336 to retain full playing privileges for the balance of 2013, the South African finds himself tied for sixth, four shots off the pace entering the final round and in position for his first top-10 finish since last year's RBC Canadian Open.

• A handful of players will enter the final round still with aspirations of making the field for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship later this month. Chris Kirk, currently alone in third, needs to win to crack the field of 64, while Fredrik Jacobson, currently T-11, needs to finish inside the top seven. Kevin Na, tied for 17th heading into Sunday, has a larger hill to climb, needing a top-4 finish to earn a tee time at Dove Mountain.

• The low round of the day - and largest leap up the board on Moving Day - belonged to U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson. After opening with three bogeys in his first four holes Thursday at Monterey Peninsula, Simpson appeared destined for an early exit. Eight birdies at Pebble Beach Saturday, though, led to a round of 65 and Simpson will now begin the final round tied for 11th, just five shots off the lead - evoking images of Rickie Fowler's comeback (eventual T-6) at the Farmers Insurance Open.

• After making the most of several Monday qualifiers last year, Patrick Reed now has status on Tour after a successful run through Q-School and is in position for a career-best finish Sunday. Having broken 70 in each of the first three rounds this week, Reed is alone in fourth place at 10 under, two shots off the lead. His lone top-20 finish on Tour came at last year's Frys.com Open, where he tied for 11th.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.