Furyk leads by 1 at Pebble Beach


There was a revolving door at the top of the leaderboard Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but at the end of the day Jim Furyk was one shot clear of the field. Here's how things look heading into Sunday, as Furyk looks to end a lengthy winless drought:

Leaderboard: Jim Furyk (-18), Matt Jones (-17), Brandt Snedeker (-17), Nick Watney (-16), Kevin Chappell (-14)

What it means: Furyk is making his first start of the season, and he is in position for his first win since the 2010 Tour Championship. He has failed to cash in on at least a share of the 54-hole lead eight times since then, and in order to break that streak he'll need to hold off Jones, a winner last year who held the lead before two closing bogeys at Pebble Beach.

Round of the day: Scott Brown put the field on a 59 watch early at Monterey Peninsula, playing his first 10 holes in 8 under on the par-71 layout. While he cooled a bit down the stretch, Brown still carded a 62 – one off the course record – and made it past the 54-hole cut despite an opening-round 75.

Best of the rest: Marcel Siem doesn’t play often on the PGA Tour, but the German dazzled the crowds with a 9-under 63 at Pebble Beach that was one off the course record. Siem went birdie-birdie-eagle on Nos. 4-6 to spark his round, and at 12 under he heads into the final round in a tie for ninth, six shots back.

Biggest disappointment: Billy Horschel played the first 36 holes without dropping a shot, but the FedEx Cup champ fell back to the pack during his third round at Pebble Beach. Horschel made five bogeys and a double bogey en route to a 1-over 73, dropping nine shots off the pace despite making six third-round birdies.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: The man to watch is Furyk, who has lost tournaments from the pole position several times in the last five years. Weather conditions are expected to remain ideal, so players like Watney, a local favorite, and Snedeker, the 2013 champ, are certainly very much in the mix.

Shot of the day: Steven Alker made some noise at Monterey Peninsula with a hole-in-one at the par-3 14th hole. The Kiwi used a 5-iron, though he missed the cut despite the ace after a third-round 70.