Lahiri, Atwal tee up at AT&T Pebble Beach; Johnson, Mickelson in field

Pebble Beach, CA, Feb 5: Anirban Lahiri and Arjun Atwal will tee up at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am which is only one of the two events played on multiple courses. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is played on the famed

The other event was the The American Express held a couple of weeks ago. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be played on Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club and Pebble Beach Golf Links with the final round returning to Pebble Beach Golf Links. The golfers will play one round once each and the cut will be applied after 54 holes.

While the event represents the first event for Atwal in 2020, Lahiri has already played three events without much success. He missed the cuts at Sony Open and the Farmers Insurance and finished 73rdat the American Express. In all in the 2019-20 season, he has played nine events, made cut in three with T-45 at Sanderson Farms as the best, withdrawn from one (Bermuda) and missed cut in five.

Atwal, who 10 years ago won the first and only PGA Tour title by an Indian, has played five and made cut only at Bermuda, where he was T-41. He is teeing off for the first time in 2020.

The field is star-studded and includes last week’s winner on European Tour, Graeme McDowell, who in 2010 won the US Open and Pebble beach, and is now looking at the PGA with greater hope now.

The field also has he likes of Dustin Johnson and defending champion Phil Mickelson besides Jason Day and Patrick Cantlay.

Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Kisner who have done well on these courses could also be a factor this week.

The event also sees celebrities like Bill Murray, Chris O’Donnell and Alfonso Ribeiro, as well as former and current NFL players like Larry Fitzgerald, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and Peyton Manning. There will be 156 professional golfers and the same number of amateurs teeing it up in Northern California this week.

The Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach will play as par-72s with Pebble Beach measuring 6,816 yards and Spyglass Hill is 7,035 yards. Monterey Peninsula will play as a 6,958-yard, par-71. All three courses have poa annua greens.

Of the three courses, Monterey Peninsula is said to be the easiest while Pebble Beach is the hardest, ranking. However, weather plays a big role on all three courses.

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