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Mickelson masters AT&T Pebble Beach format; in prime position to end victory drought

Phil Mickelson masters AT&T Pebble Beach format; in prime position to end victory drought

Phil Mickelson masters AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am format and is in prime position to end victory drought at 2016 PGA Tour event.

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Celebrity factor getting ample attention at AT&T Pebble Beach

Celebrity factor getting ample attention at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Celebrity factor getting ample attention at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for 2016 PGA Tour event.

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Kang soaks in celebrity experience at Pebble as he goes for first PGA Tour win

Sung Kang soaks in celebrity experience at Pebble Beach as he goes for first PGA Tour win

PGA Tour player Sung Kang soaks in celebrity experience at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as he goes for first PGA Tour win at Pebble Beach event.

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Team Justin (Rose and Timberlake) have the pressure on to make Pebble Beach Pro-Am cut

Team Justin (Rose and Timberlake) have the pressure on to make Pebble Beach Pro-Am cut

After 59, Romano and Kang are T3 one stroke off the lead.

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Top names don't see rise up leaderboard at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Top names don't see rise up leaderboard at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Spieth's, Rose, Johnson and Watson on outside looking in after mostly average second rounds.

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With Cowan on bag, Kang shoots 60 at Monterey Peninsula

With Cowan on bag, Kang shoots 60 at Monterey Peninsula

With boss Jim Furyk out with a wrist injury, caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan will caddie for Si Woo Kim at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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Mickelson in contention after 65 at Monterey Peninsula

Mickelson in contention after 65 at Monterey Peninsula

Mickelson shot a 29 in the first nine holes, but struggled on the back nine to finish with a 65.

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Perocchi and Oppenheim's friendship makes for 'incredible week' at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach Golf Links CEO Bill Perocchi and PGA Tour's Rob Oppenheim forge friendship

Pebble Beach Golf Links CEO appreciated determination in Oppenheim's career.

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Burgoon, Reavie among first-day surprises at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Bronson Burgoon, Chez Reavie among first-day surprises at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

PGA Tour golfers Bronson Burgoon (64) and Chez Reavie (63) were among the surprised Thursday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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Jordan Spieth's 71 Thursday at Spyglass Hill: 'A bit weak'

Jordan Spieth's 71 Thursday at Spyglass Hill: 'A bit weak'

PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth opened the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a 1-under 71 at Spyglass Hill, an effort Spieth called "a bit weak."

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Phil Mickelson switches drivers, still shoots opening 68 despite complaints

Phil Mickelson switches drivers, still shoots opening 68 at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am despite complaints

PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson switches drivers and mismarks his golf ball but still shoots opening 68 at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill despite mistakes.

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Levin cards 66 on sunny day at Pebble Beach, site of his California State Am victory

Spencer Levin cards 66 on sunny day at Pebble Beach, site of his California State Amateur victory

PGA Tour golfer Spencer Levin, who won the 2004 California State Amateur at Pebble Beach, fired a 6-under 66 Thursday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in sunny, benign conditions.

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Big waves lure surfer Kelly Slater away from AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Big waves lure surfer Kelly Slater away from AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Surfer Kelly Slater, a regular at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, isn't the field this year because he's competing in “The Eddie" surf competition.

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Jason Day works to balance professional golf with family life

Jason Day works to balance professional golf with family life

Feeling much better, Jason Day is ready to go for this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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Jordan Spieth rested, ready and energized for AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Jordan Spieth rested, ready and energized for AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth, the world's top-ranked player, is at optimum focus as he prepares to play the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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There's a Masters Trophy? Yes, and Jordan Spieth thinks it's 'pretty cool'

There's a Masters Trophy? Yes, and Jordan Spieth thinks it's 'pretty cool'

Jordan Spieth suggests that “a lot of people don’t realize there’s a Masters trophy," but that seeing his name on the hardware "was pretty cool."

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Jordan Spieth and Jake Owen, a match made in bobblehead heaven

Jordan Spieth and Jake Owen, a match made in bobblehead heaven

Jordan Spieth and his AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am partner, country singer and friend Jake Owen, have a lot in common, including bobbleheads in their likenesses.

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Brandt Snedeker aims for third Pebble Beach title and an elite circle

Brandt Snedeker aims for third Pebble Beach title and an elite circle

PGA Tour golfer Brandt Snedeker is aiming to become the sixth player to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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Pebble Beach spans generations as a PGA Tour stop worthy of the stars

Pebble Beach spans generations as a PGA Tour stop worthy of the stars

David Duval has always loved coming to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am and will tee it up for the 19th time at the event.

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PGA Tour players align with celebrities at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

PGA Tour players align with celebrities at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Jordan Spieth

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am offers the chance to watch celebrities play alongside the game’s best players.

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Streelman prioritizing impending child over Masters appearance

Kevin Streelman prioritizing impending child over 2016 Masters appearance

PGA Tour player Kevin Streelman is expecting his second child during the Masters, but that doesn't concern him as the birth trumps Augusta National, no question.

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Weather wreaks havoc on Torrey Pines and scores

Weather wreaks havoc on Torrey Pines and scores

Notable numbers from the two-day, final-round at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Phil Mickelson not concerned about missed cut at Torrey Pines

Phil Mickelson not concerned about missed cut at Torrey Pines

Phil Mickelson wasn't concerned with missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and turned his focus to Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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K.J. Choi to coach South Korean men's team in 2016 Rio Olympics

K.J. Choi to coach South Korean men's team in 2016 Rio Olympics

Choi, who is playing well at Torrey Pines, could wind up as player-coach if he can move up the Official World Golf Ranking.

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PGA Tour rookie Michael Kim is leading local player at Torrey Pines

PGA Tour rookie Michael Kim is leading local player at Torrey Pines

Kim isn't as well-known as other locals such as Phil Mickelson or Pat Perez, but he's right at home playing at Torrey Pines.

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Blixt's minor tweaks lead to major rise up leaderboard at Torrey Pines

Blixt's minor tweaks lead to major rise up leaderboard at Torrey Pines

Blixt recovered with 66-66 after opening round 77 at Farmers Insurance Open.

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Stats: Phil Mickelson's 76 at Torrey Pines North is truly stunning

Stats: Phil Mickelson's 76 at Torrey Pines North is truly stunning

A closer look at the statistics further prove how uncharacteristic and shocking Phil Mickelson's 76 at Torrey Pines' North Course was on Friday to miss the cut.

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Torrey Pines' North Course proves to be harder than it seems

Torrey Pines' North Course proves to be harder than it seems

The North Course is seen as the easy one and the South Course the difficult one at Torrey Pines, but Day Two of the Farmers Insurance Open proved that the North is no cakewalk for some.

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Mickelson leads surprising list of big names to miss Torrey Pines cut

Phil Mickelson leads surprising list of big names to miss Torrey Pines cut

Phil Mickelson posted a shocking-day 76 and was one of many peculiar names to unexpectedly miss the Farmers Insurance P[en cut at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Calif.

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Vintage Phil being Phil at Torrey Pines in second round

Vintage Phil being Phil at Torrey Pines in second round

Mickelson pulls off insane shot near fence at par-5 18th.

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Rickie Fowler having fun with Butch Harmon as swing coach

Rickie Fowler having fun with Butch Harmon as swing coach

Despite struggling in the first round at the Farmers Insurance Open, Fowler is learning how to win with Harmon as his swing coach.

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Oppenheim enjoying and taking advantage of opportunity on PGA Tour

Oppenheim enjoying and taking advantage of opportunity on PGA Tour

Tour rookie Oppenheim shot 4-under 68 to settle into a share of third place after Round 1.

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Big names at Farmers Insurance Open have mixed first rounds

Big names at Farmers Insurance Open have mixed first rounds

Mickelson's rough start on tougher South Course ends in recovery, while Fowler and Day struggle on easier North Course.

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Phil Mickelson still disappointed at losing Torrey Pines North Course redesign project

PGA Tour Phil Mickelson still disappointed at losing Torrey Pines North Course redesign project

Phil Mickelson expresses his disappointment about not being able to redesign Torrey Pines’ North Course.

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Mickelson calls Ruffels' claim of $5,000 bet "high school stuff"

Mickelson calls Ruffels' claim of $5,000 bet "high school stuff"

Phil Mickelson offered some advice to newly-turned pro Ryan Ruffels on making claims of on-course wagers.

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Experienced Rose not ready to turn the game over to young PGA Tour stars

Experienced Rose not ready to turn the game over to young PGA Tour stars

With the talented youth of Spieth, McIlroy, Day and Fowler atop the world rankings, Justin Rose knows there's a lot to be said for experience of the guys nipping on their heels.

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Jason Day withdraws from Torrey Pines pro-am

PGA Tour Jason Day withdraws from Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines pro-am

Jason Day withdrew from Wednesday’s pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open, citing flu-like symptoms.

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Mahan arrives at Torrey Pines feeling re-energized after long offseason

Hunter Mahan arrives at Torrey Pines feeling re-energized after long offseason

Hunter Mahan will play his first PGA Tour round in 100 days Thursday when he begins his first round of the Farmers Insurance Open, a break that Mahan said was much needed.

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Strength of fields in Fowler's victories proves he is worthy of No. 4 ranking

Strength of fields in Rickie Fowler's victories proves he is worthy of No. 4 ranking

When PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler wins, he wins big events, which justifies his position at No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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As ‘King of West Coast Swing,’ Pat Perez plays with a purpose

As ‘King of West Coast Swing,’ Pat Perez plays with a purpose PGA Tour

In the field at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, Pat Perez has never missed the tournament in his hometown.

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Brandt Snedeker brings top form into West Coast Swing

PGA Tour golfer Brandt Snedeker brings top form into West Coast Swing

PGA Tour golfer Brandt Snedeker is excited about his upcoming stretch of tournaments on the West Coast, which will begin at next week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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Final group of Blair, Snedeker and Kisner will make for interesting Sunday at Sony Open

Final group of Blair, Snedeker and Kisner will make for interesting Sunday at Sony Open

Final group of Blair, Snedeker and Kisner make for interesting Sunday at Sony Open

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Overton's bogey on 18 at Sony Open leaves sour taste in his mouth

Jeff Overton's bogey on 18 at Sony Open leaves sour taste in his mouth

Looking on pace for a terrific round that would put him in contention for the final day, Overton stumbled on the back nine and bogeyed 18.

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Matt Kuchar still comfortable with his inventive style of putting

PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar still comfortable with his inventive style of putting

Almost five years after adopting a new putting method, PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar is still comfortable with his inventive style with the flatstick.

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Carlos Ortiz and younger brother suffer golfing misfortunes Friday

Carlos Ortiz and younger brother, Alvaro, suffer golfing misfortunes Friday

It was a tough golfing Friday for the Ortiz clan, as Carlos missed the cut at the Sony Open and younger brother Alvaro dropped well off the lead at the Latin America Amateur Championship.

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Zach Johnson in Sony Open hunt, but trails behind hot Kisner, Snedeker

Zach Johnson in Sony Open hunt, but trails behind hot Kevin Kisner, Brandt Snedeker

Once again near the Sony Open, Zach Johnson is being overshadowed this week by the nearby hot pair of Kevin Kisner and Brandt Snedeker, who he trails.

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Howell III surprised by the rarity of bogey-free rounds

Howell III surprised by the rarity of bogey-free rounds

Despite easy playing conditions, only five percent of the field shot bogey-free rounds in first round of Sony Open.

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Howell continues his strong play at Waialae Country Club

Howell continues his strong play at Waialae Country Club

Howell III shoots 6 under and sits T6 after Day 1.

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Singh's cross-handed chipping helps him land in lead at Sony Open

Singh's cross-handed chipping helps him land in lead at Sony Open

The 52-year-old Fijian made seven birdies despite hitting just five fairways and 10 greens.

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Steve Stricker excited to play more events, feels like old self again

PGA Tour Steve Stricker excited to play more events, feels like old self again at Sony Open

Steve Stricker returns to the Sony Open feeling like his old self again.

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