Night and day at Pebble


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Players continue to be amazed over the transformation from the AT&T National Pro-Am Pebble Beach to the U.S. Open Pebble Beach.

Different doesn’t begin to describe the same patch of seaside soil. “At (the AT&T) I’m using back-of-the-green yardage and getting it to spin back. At (the Open) I’m using front-of-the-green yardage and letting it release up,” Davis Love III said.

The normally soft putting surfaces may even be faster than officials expected and crews were sent out late Monday to water. Players have already been notified that even if the combination of hard greens and high winds cause the golf ball to oscillate it doesn’t necessarily mean play will be stopped.