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Pebble pairings: DJ and Spieth; Rory and Phil

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth have won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am attacking in very different styles, and that makes their pairing together must-see golf in the first three rounds.

Rory McIlroy is playing the event for the first time this week, and he’ll have a guy who knows how to win it as his tour guide. McIlroy is paired with Phil Mickelson, a four-time AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner.

Johnson and Spieth will go off together Thursday at 11:22 a.m. ET at Spyglass Hill, Friday at 1:01 p.m. ET at Monterey Peninsula Country Club and Saturday at 12:21 p.m. ET at Pebble Beach.

Johnson’s pro-am partner will again be NHL great Wayne Gretzky. Spieth’s will be country music star Jake Owen.


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Johnson and Spieth know their way around this event. Johnson won it in 2009 and ’10. Spieth won it last year.

Spieth’s 68.8 scoring average in the tournament is the best over the last 30 years by players who have played at least 10 rounds. Johnson’s 69.3 scoring average is second best.

McIlroy and Mickelson will go off together Thursday at 11:55 a.m. ET at Spyglass Hill, Friday at 11:11 p.m. ET at Monterey Peninsula and Saturday at 12:54 p.m. at Pebble Beach.

McIlroy is teamed with his father, Gerry, in the pro-am competition. Mickelson is with Jimmy Dunne III, an investment banking executive.