Thursday, February 10, 2011
An Albatross by Alex Cejka on his first hole was the day's highlight, but Bill Murray's pro partner D.A. Points is the opening round leader at Pebble
The rarest shot in golf was accomplished by Alex Cejka today...Teeing off on #10 at MPCC. His foursome had the opening 8am tee time and he promptly hit a good drive on the par 5 hole, then drained a 250 yard 3 wood for a double eagle two...known as an Albatross. The Czech player now living in Las Vegas went on to fire a 6 under 64 at the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, but it was not good enough to capture the first round lead of the AT&T. The top spot belongs to D.A. Points, whose amateur partner is non other than Bill Murray. Playing through Murray's continual comedy routine for 18 holes, Points fired a 7 under 63 at MPCC. Also at minus 7 is Steve Marino who played Spyglass Hill in ideal opening round conditions...but it was D.A. Points using Murray's antics to keep him loose. It was the first time the two players from Illinois had ever teed it up together, with the exception of yesterday's practice round at Cypress Point. Two time defending Champion Dustin Johnson shot a 1 over par 71, as did Phil Mickelson. Leading the over 50 set is Michael Bradley of Palo Alto, who is tied for 4th, having carded a 5 under 65, also at MPCC.