On a day when viewers got a much bigger dose of Chris Berman than the tournament leaders, we are reminded that celebrity golf is back with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Among the play-for-pay set, however, Chez Reavie emerged out of the Day 1 positioning to grab a one-shot lead. Here's how things are shaking out amid the crashing waves at the former Crosby Clambake.
Leaderboard: Chez Reavie (-8, MP), Freddie Jacobson (-7, PB), Cameron Smith (-7, MP), Bronson Burgoon (-7, MP)
What it means: With play spread over three courses, matters are a long way from sorting themselves out. Many of the biggest names in the field played at Spyglass Hill, where Phil Mickelson turned in a 4-under 68. Dustin Johnson (70), Jordan Spieth (71) and Jason Day (71) also played there, as did Bubba Watson, fresh off being booed in Phoenix, who shot 73 at Spyglass. Reavie's leading 63 came out of nowhere, as he had missed the cut in his previous two events.
Round of the day: Reavie turned in 1-under 33 when he caught fire, birdieing the first four holes on the back nine. He added another birdie at No. 15 and eagled the par-5 16th on his way to a 63. The only blemish on his card was a bogey at the par-3 ninth.
Best of the rest: We'll pick Freddie Jacobson's 7-under 65 at Pebble Beach for this honor. (Cameron Smith and Bronson Burgoon each shot 7-under 64 on the par-71 Monterey Peninsula course.) Jacobson birdied five holes on the front to turn in 31, then added circles at the 15th and 17th for a bogey-free 65.
Biggest disappointment: Jordan Spieth's 1-under 71 at Spyglass Hill was by no means a bad round, but more a case of missed opportunity. He may be under par, but he's tied for 66th.
Main storyline heading into Round 2: The player to keep an eye on is Mickelson, who has won this event four times, most recently in 2012. He will play Monterey Peninsula on Friday.
Quote of the day: “Well, like an idiot I switched drivers, and today I hit a few shots that I haven’t hit. I hit some shots I didn’t care for today. So I’ll go back to my other driver.”