Here is a recap of Friday at the 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif.:
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LEADING: A strong start to 2017 for Jordan Spieth has still seen him drop in the OWGR. He’s looking for wins, and that looks like a major possibility this week. Spieth fired a 7-under 65 on Friday at Spyglass Hill. That was good for 10 under and a share of the lead as fog suspended play for the day at 7:21 p.m. ET. Second-round action will resume Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET. Spieth is tied atop the leaderboard with Derek Fathauer, who was 8 under in 17 holes at Pebble Beach in the second round.
CHASING: Who will Spieth have to worry about over the final two days? Only the World No. 1. Jason Day ended his day with four straight birdies, moving 7 under on his second round at Spyglass Hill through 12 holes. The Aussie is currently 9 under overall and just one shot back as he’ll resume Round 2 in the morning. Spieth’s Ryder Cup buddy Patrick Reed has jumped up the leaderboard, too, as he’s 6 under on his round through 17 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore course to be 7 under. That’s good for T-4 through 35 holes with Seung-Yul Noh (through 13 in Round 2 at Pebble Beach) also there.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Points for Jim Furyk’s creativity here. The incoming U.S. Ryder Cup captain went shoeless for this bunker shot. It wasn’t a very good strike, to be honest, but it was a pretty nice improvisation that we had to show.
QUOTABLE: I’ve been feeling like I’ve been striking it well, been trying to do a lot of work with the putter and we’ve got some pure greens out here at Spy(glass Hill), and I started to roll some putts in. … Got in a nice rhythm and the hole started to look big toward the end.” – Jordan Spieth
CHIP SHOTS: A week after withdrawing, Pat Perez is once again in fine form, posting a 7-under round through 17 at Monterey’s Shore course. He’s now 6 under through 35 holes and has jumped from T-57 to T-6 in Round 2. … Oddly, a disappointing 5-under 67 at Pebble Beach for Jon Rahm, who was 6 under on his round through seven after six straight birdies. Ten pars and a bogey to close slowed him, but the Spaniard still jumped 44 spots to T-13 at 4 under. … Dustin Johnson is 4 under through 36 holes after a 69 at Spyglass. He’s won this event twice. … Four-time champion Phil Mickelson is T-42 at 1 under through 36 holes. … The long absent Patrick Cantlay looks to be in position to make the cut in his first PGA Tour start in a while. The former UCLA phenom is 1 under with two holes to play in his second round. A solid third 18 should certainly be enough to see him through the 54-hole cut.
UP NEXT: Saturday’s third round will (for now, may change due to delays) be on Golf Channel from 1-2:30 p.m. ET before switching over to CBS from 3-6:30 p.m. ET. Follow all the action live on Golfweek.com and our Facebook and Twitter feeds.