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Jimmy Walker Leads by Six at Pebble Pro-Am; Summerhays in 18th Place After Bogey Trouble
Courtesy PGA Tour.com PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — How well is Jimmy Walker playing? Well, the man who leads the FedExCup has only made one bogey in 54 holes and has opened up a six-stroke lead heading into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The red-hot Walker, who is bidding for his third win in eight starts this season, fired a 67 in wet and windy conditions on Saturday to move to 13 under. The round of 4 under at Monterey Peninsula was the low on any of the three courses in the third round and staked Walker to the first third-round lead of his career.
Daniel Summerhays was very much in contention until he ran into weather troubles on the final four holes of Spy Glass. He bogeyed all four holes, probably the most consecutive bogeys he’s made since turning professional, but still he stands in 18th place with rounds of 69-69-74-212, only ten shots behind the hot shooting Walker.
Play was suspended by darkness at 8:43 p.m. ET (5:43 p.m. PT) after a delay of two hours and 20 minutes when wind gusts of up to 36 mph began to actually blow balls around on several greens. The third round will resume at 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT).
Walker’s six-stroke advantage is the largest here since 2005 when Phil Mickelson was seven ahead of Greg Owen entering the final round. Walker made up two and three shots on Sunday in his two previous victories. “Who knows what the weather’s going to do,” Walker said. “I know Pebble Beach is a tough golf course, especially with the winds. I’m excited to be here, to be in this position. This is why you play golf and work hard to be in this position.”
Tim Wilkinson and Hunter Mahan are tied for second after rounds of 69 and 72, respectively. Richard Lee is alone in fourth at 6 under while Phil Mickelson, Blake Adams, Kevin Na, Ryan Palmer and Pat Perez are tied, another stroke behind.
Friday, February 7, 2014 Walker, Spieth Lead Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Summerhays Just Four back
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The wind and the rain arrived Friday, perhaps a prelude to a nasty weekend. Leave it to a pair of Texans — Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth — to thrive in Crosby Clambake conditions at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Walker made some tough par saves and wound up bogey-free at Spyglass Hill with a 3-under 69. Spieth was down the coast at Monterey Peninsula, where he called the birdie on his final hole the best of his life. He’s only 20, but it was a proud moment. They are tied for the lead going into the third round, one shot to par ahead of Hunter Mahan.
Daniel Summerhays shot back-to-back 69s at Pebble Beach and Monterey Peninsula. He stands at five under par, four shots to par behind the leaders, but has yet to play Spyglass. The tournament is being played at three different golf courses and each player is paired with amateurs for the first three days.