There were picturesque conditions Thursday on the Monterey Peninsula, and the scores went low as a result. Here's how things look after the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where Beau Hossler and Kevin Streelman share the early lead:
Leaderboard: Beau Hossler (-7), Kevin Streelman (-7), Matt Kuchar (-6), Aaron Wise (-6), Julian Suri (-6), Dustin Johnson (-5)
What it means: It's hard to compare scoring across a three-course rotation, and each of the three layouts saw at least one player shoot 6 under or better. The two at the top include a rising star in search of his first win and a veteran with two trophies already under his belt, while the world No. 1 headlines the group lurking just two shots off the pace.
Round of the day: Hossler's game has been trending in the right direction, with a pair of top-20s in his last two starts. The former Texas standout continued that momentum with a bogey-free 65 on the host course that gave him a share of the lead. Hossler started slowly but finished in style, with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on Nos. 11-17.
Best of the rest: Streelman started his week at Spyglass Hill, which traditionally plays as the toughest course during this event. But he barely broke a sweat en route to a 65 that, like Hossler's round, was without a blemish. Streelman started on the back nine, where he had four birdies, and now is contending for what would be his first win since 2014.
Biggest disappointment: Adam Scott is making his first start of the new year, but after one round it appears his offseason efforts have yet to pan out. Scott struggled on the greens at Spyglass Hill, shooting a 5-under 77 that left him ahead of only four players in the 156-man field. Scott made only two birdies against five bogeys and a double.
Main storyline heading into Friday: The top names in the field will move from Spyglass Hill to Monterey Peninsula for the second round, including Johnson who is again in the mix at a tournament that he has won twice before. Rory McIlroy (68) got off to a strong start in his first PGA Tour round since September, while Jordan Spieth (72) still has work to do after last week's missed cut.
Shot of the day: Patrick Cantlay shot a 5-under 66 at Monterey Peninsula that included an ace on the par-3 11th, where he holed an 8-iron from 176 yards.