This week the PGA Tour heads back to California for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. While Pebble Beach Golf Links remains the main host course this week, players will also have a round at both Spyglass Hill GC and Monterey Peninsula CC. With that in mind, here is a look inside the numbers to see which players may contend for the title and help your Golf Channel Fantasy Challenge team in the process:
• After a T-9 finish last week in Dubai, Lee Westwood will be giving his frequent flyer account a workout to make it into this week's field at Pebble Beach. The trip for the Englishman is literally halfway around the world - spanning 12 time zones from destination to destination. Last week, both Martin Kaymer and Jason Dufner were coming off top-10 finishes in Qatar and traveled 10 time zones to TPC Scottsdale, only to both miss the 36-hole cut.
• A medalist at last year's PGA Tour Q-School, 17-year-old Si Woo Kim will be making his 2013 season debut this week on a sponsor's exemption. Despite his stellar play at Q-School, Kim is not eligible to become a Tour member until he turns 18 on June 28, so any money earned this week will be considered unofficial. He will also receive a sponsor's exemption at next month's Puerto Rico Open.
• Former U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen will make the first of five starts this week to close out his major medical extension from last season. The South African will need to earn at least $76,336 across those five starts in order to retain full-time playing privileges for the rest of 2013. Having undergone back surgery in the offseason, Goosen has not teed it up on the PGA Tour since tying for 48th at last year's PGA Championship.
• At 6,816 yards, Pebble Beach will be the shortest course Tour players will see this year - even though it's a par-72. This means an emphasis will be placed on hitting greens and keeping the ball close to the pin, which could bode well for Camilo Villegas as a sleeper pick. Despite a mediocre start to the 2013 season, Villegas leads the Tour in proximity to hole and is second in GIR percentage, having hit the green in regulation more than 81 percent of the time through six rounds this season.
• With Jason Dufner's missed cut at last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open, the longest consecutive cuts made streak on Tour now belongs to Ian Poulter with 16 in a row. Only one back of him, though, is Billy Horschel, who will look to make his 16th straight cut this week. Horschel has gotten his 2013 campaign off to a strong start, sandwiching a T-10 finish at Humana and a T-11 result in Phoenix around a tie for 39th at Torrey Pines, during which he played the last 36 holes in the final group alongside Tiger Woods. Those two rounds in San Diego were the only times he has been over 70 in a round this year, and Horschel last sat out the weekend at the HP Byron Nelson Championship last May.
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