Thursday, February 9, 2012
Dustin Johnson birdied #18 at Pebble for share of first round lead. 2-time AT&T champ shoots 63.
3 pros stand at 9 under par after the opening round...Charlie Wi and Danny Lee, both born in Seoul, South Korea join Johnson atop the leader board. Wi fired a course record 61 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's par 70 Shore Course, but it's Dustin Johnson, establishing himself as the man to beat after the first round, having won back to back AT&T's in 2009-10. The long hitting Johnson returns to Pebble Beach where he imploded at the U.S. Open in 2010, blowing a big lead in the final round. Today he eagled the 3rd hole, which doomed him in The Open. 113 pros shot par or better in perfect scoring conditions for the opening round, and the weather forecast looks good for the rest of the week. Johnson has 5 career PGA Tour wins while Wi and Lee are winless. Three others stand at minus 8, one shot off the pace. Tiger Woods fired a 4 under par 68 at Spyglass Hill, which is considered the toughest track in the 3 course rotation. Tiger stands tied for 15th, and plays MPCC on Friday, where most of the biggest name celebrities and pros will tee it up.