You Oughta Know: World-class field at Pebble Beach


This week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am field includes six of the top 10 players in the world. Here's what You Oughta Know entering the event (stats courtesy Golf Channel research department):

• Brandt Snedeker is the defending champion. Dustin Johnson (2010) is the only player since 1990 to successfully defend his title here.

• World No. 1 Jordan Spieth is making his fourth AT&T appearance. He has finished T-4 and T-7 in his previous two Pebble starts.

• Spieth hasn't finished worse than T-7 in his last seven worldwide starts.

• World No. 3 Jason Day missed the cut in his last start (Farmers Insurance Open, where he was defending).

• Phil Mickelson is trying to join Mark O'Meara as a five-time winner of this tournament.

• Two-time winner Johnson is 73 under in this tournament since his debut in 2008.

Best scoring average in this event at Pebble Beach GL (last 30 years; min. 10 rounds)
Dustin Johnson: 68.80
Tiger Woods: 69.00
Tim Clark: 69.58
Jimmy Walker: 70.08

Best scoring average in this event at Spyglass Hill GC (last 30 years; min. 10 rounds)
Dustin Johnson: 68.50
James Driscoll: 69.44
Jose Maria Olazabal: 69.50
Charlie Wi: 69.70

Best scoring average in this event at Monterey Peninsula (since 2010; min. 4 rounds)
D.A. Points: 66.20
Jason Day: 66.25
Jimmy Walker: 66.33
Jeff Maggert: 67.00
Greg Owen: 67.00

Best overall career scoring average at event (last 30 years; min. 10 rounds)
Jordan Spieth: 69.00
Dustin Johnson: 69.20
Patrick Reed: 69.30
Jason Day: 69.50

Speith's last 32 worldwide starts
Wins: 8
Runner-ups: 6*
Top-2 percentage: 43.8
*Solo second in last start at Singapore Open

Players to win consecutive Pebble Beach Pro-Ams
Dustin Johnson: 2009-10
Mark O'Meara: 1989-90
Tom Watson: 1977-78
Jack Nicklaus: 1972-73
Cary Middlecoff: 1955-56
Sam Snead: 1937-38