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John Mallinger tagged with an MDF at the AT&T 02-09-2014
John Mallinger
John Mallinger shared 64th place at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at 1-over-par 71-71-74=216. He missed the 54-hole cut one the number but was fortunate to cash at all given he missed 25 greens in regulation and played his last four holes in 3-over. He'll happily take the $13,200.00 and 2.58 FedExCup to this week's Northern Trust Open where he'll tee it up with 10 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $314,784 or 193.75 FedExCup points and retain status.
Blake Adams flushes cash in the final round 02-09-2014
Blake Adams
Blake Adams stumbled in the finale of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after which he signed for a 6-over-par 41-37=78 to finish in a tie for 45th place at 1-over 288. Adams was paired with Phil Mickelson in the antepenultimate group off the first tee today. An opening double bogey at the par-4 first hole set the unfortunate tone during which he'd add five bogeys and another double to negate three birdies. The aggregate impact resulted in a freefall of 40 spots on the leaderboard. He still logged $18,498.85 and 23.00 FedExCup points, but he could have made a significant dent into not only his Major Medical Extension but the FedExCup standings as well. Instead, he has 18 starts remaining to earn $539,645 or 317.4 FedExCup points and retain status. Look for him to attempt to rebound at this week's Northern Trust Open.
D. Hart cashes for first time in five years 02-09-2014
Dudley Hart
At even-par 71-68-73-75=287, Dudley Hart shared 35th place at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, good for $29,139.00. He went 0-for-9 in par-breaker opportunities in the finale, but so what. This was his first payday on the PGA TOUR since a T54 at Colonial in 2009. It's his best finish on the circuit since a T31 at the Shell Houston Open five starts prior. With the earnings applied to his Major Medical Extension, Hart has 10 starts remaining to bank $475,145 and retain status.
Goosen misses the 54-hole cut on the number 02-09-2014
Retief Goosen
Retief Goosen completed 54 holes of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 1-over-par 71-73-72=216, one stroke too many to play the final round. He concluded his third round at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course birdie-par-birdie, but the damage was already done. Goosen hit 42 greens in regulation but wrangled only eight birdies while squaring nine bogeys. The silver lining is that he was among a throng of scheduled MDFers that pocketed $13,200.00. As a PGA TOUR member, Goosen also rang up 2.58 FedExCup points. So, he'll head to the Northern Trust Open with six starts on his Major Medical Extension to earn $117,973 or 94.92 FedExCup points and retain status.
Holmes fades in the finale at Pebble Beach 02-09-2014
J.B. Holmes
J.B. Holmes settled for a 6-over-par 41-37=78 in his final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to finish in a three-way tie for 61st place. He landed only seven greens in regulation en route to six bogeys and a double. It caused him to tumble 30 spots on the leaderboard and into last place among the 63 golfers that completed 72 holes. No one carded a higher round on Sunday. Holmes earned $14,256.00 and 9.00 FedExCup points to take a nibble out of the terms of his Major Medical Extension. He'll travel to the Northern Trust Open with 16 starts remaining on the MME to bank $497,989 or 285 FedExCup points and retain status.
Wilkinson grabs second top 10 of 2013-14 02-09-2014
Tim Wilkinson
Tim Wilkinson stumbled to a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but his 6-under 281 was good for his second top 10 of the season. Wilkinson was the lowest ball in his twosome, as eventual winner Jimmy Walker only managed a 74. The lefty's highlight probably came at the final hole, as he spun his approach from 105 yards to four inches for a final birdie. With his tie for seventh, he is now in the field for the Northern Trust Open later this week if he chooses to compete.
Mahan drops to sixth at AT&T Pebble Beach 02-09-2014
Hunter Mahan
Hunter Mahan could only muster an even-par 35-37=72 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and finished alone in sixth at 7-under 280. Mahan had hopes of challenging for the win, if not at least picking up a runner-up finish, but three bogeys to just one birdie over his final 10 holes ruined a bogey-free 2-under start and his chances. He was visibly frustrated down the stretch, clearly signaling that his swing was not up to standards. He gained 1.738 strokes with the putter.
Walker survives Pebble; third win of 2013-14 02-09-2014
Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker held on to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at 11-under-par 276 despite a final-round 2-over 35-39=74. At the beginning of the day, it looked like Walker would sail away with his third victory of the 2013-14 season, but that's usually the case when a guy leads by six with one round to go. While he converted his first 54-hole lead on the PGA TOUR into a victory, it was never easy. He turned in 1-under, circling birdies at the par-5 second and par-4 ninth after a shaky bogey at the first. He then gave back bogeys on three of the first four holes on the back nine, with a birdie at the par-4 11th his only respite. Just when he thought he would have a two-stroke lead on the 18th tee, he suffered a three-putt bogey at the par-3 17th. Playing the 18th at a three-shot par 5, he found the green in two and successfully managed to two putt from 27'4" even after running his first putt 5'1" by the hole. With this victory, he increases his FedExCup lead over Harris English to 757 and has virtually assured himself of a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Na leaves Pebble with season's 2nd top five 02-09-2014
Kevin Na
Kevin Na polished off a successful week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a 3-under-par 36-33=69 to finish at 8-under 279. Na turned in a pretty clean lap around Pebble Beach Golf Links, circling four birdies to just one bogey. The stats were equally steady, landing 14 GIR and marginally gaining strokes on the field with the putter. He opened the season with a tie for third at the Frys.com Open, and he now sits in a tie for fourth at Pebble. With two top-five finishes under his belt this early in the year, expect him to peek his head up several more times before the dust settles in 2013-14.
Hadley back on track with solid Pebble finish 02-09-2014
Chesson Hadley
Chesson Hadley turned in a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the final round of the AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am, finishing the week at 5-under 282. Hadley had a calm walk around Pebble Beach Golf Links in the finale, circling two birdies, both on par 5s, and squaring just one bogey. He alerted his Twitter followers just prior the start of the tournament that he would take a different attitude into this tournament, and it worked. He is currently tied for 10th, with several groups still on the course. Given he is subject to the Web.com Tour reshuffle, this performance came at the perfect time.
Renner joins Pebble Beach clubhouse co-lead 02-09-2014
Jim Renner
Jim Renner fired a 5-under-par 36-31=67 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to join Dustin Johnson in the clubhouse lead at 10-under 277. What a week for Renner, as he entered the week without having made a cut all season. He traded two birdies and two bogeys on his opening nine, but caught fire on Pebble Beach Golf Links back nine with five birdies and four pars. His previous best PGA TOUR finish was a T4 at the 2011 Viking Classic, and he's virtually assured to finish no worse than in a tie for second today. He was not previously in the field for the Northern Trust Open later this week, but will have the option of teeing it up at Riviera Country Club with this top 10. He will now sit back and watch Jimmy Walker play his final three holes to see if he will be part of a playoff.
D.Johnson adds pressure; AT&T clubhouse lead 02-09-2014
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson returned to his dominating ways on Pebble Beach Golf Links with a final-round 6-under-par 33-33=66 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. On a day where it looked like Jimmy Walker would run away with his third win of the season, DJ has done his best to chase him down with the lowest round of the day. He picked up seven birdies and an eagle, while giving back a trio of bogeys on the afternoon. It's fairly well known that he is a two-time winner of this event, so his late charge was not out of the blue. His 10-under 277 has him alone in the clubhouse lead, and trailing Walker by two in real time. Walker had just under four holes to play when DJ signed his card.
Final-round 70 for Molder at Pebble Beach GL 02-09-2014
Bryce Molder
Bryce Molder departs Pebble Beach Golf Links with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Molder circled five birdies, but gave back three bogeys between the ninth and 12th holes. Though he gave back just over a stroke to the field with the putter at the time of his posting, he managed to putt to a 1.615 average on the 13 occasions when he found the GIR. His 5-under 282 final tally appears safe for a top-10 finish, which would be the first of his season.
Reed drops eight birdies on Pebble in finale 02-09-2014
Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed circled eight birdies in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, signing for a 3-under-par 34-35=69. Reed's round was a wild one. As the math would suggest, there were plenty of blemishes to go with the birdie binge, to the tune of three bogeys and a double bogey at the par-3 fifth. He's on the verge of a second top 10 in as many trips, meaning he could be considered a horse for this particular course rotation. He ends the week at 4-under 283.
McDowell blisters Pebble for a 5-under-par 67 02-09-2014
Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell lit up Pebble Beach Golf Links for a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, finishing the tournament at 6-under 281. This was G-Mac's first return to Pebble since his 2010 U.S. Open win, and it seems that he recaptured the magic for his final stroll. He began his day on the 10th hole, throwing up four birdies to two bogeys on his first nine. He was without a blemish on the front, picking up birdies on both the par 5s and then the par-4 third hole. Seemingly in good form, expect more high finishes in the coming weeks.
Tringale posts bogey-free 69 in AT&T finale 02-09-2014
Cameron Tringale
Cameron Tringale navigated Pebble Beach Golf Links in blemish-free 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Beginning his day on the 10th hole, he wasted no time in bagging his first of three birdies with a 16'1" effort on the par-4 10th. His other two fell from 10 inches on the par-5 18th and 6'2" on the par-5 sixth. The bigger story for gamers is his recent return to form. After a T12 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last week, he's dangling on the cusp of his first top 10 of the season this week.
MacKenzie holes out for eagle on par-4 fourth 02-09-2014
Will MacKenzie
Will MacKenzie posted a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, ending his week at 4-under 283. He began his morning on the 10th tee, immediately swallowing his first of three bogeys. He did most of his damage on the par 5s, circling birdies on three of the four. The highlight was the par-4 fourth, holing out for eagle from 93 yards. He's on the bubble for a top-10 finish. Should he eke one out, it would be the third of his season.
Spieth bounces back for AT&T clubhouse lead 02-09-2014
Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth spun a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to claim the clubhouse lead at 8-under 279. Spieth wrapped up his third-round 78 on Sunday morning, then had roughly an hour to kill before his final round at Pebble Beach Golf Links was underway. Perhaps he found a magic potion during that break, as he was off and running with a 16'7" eagle on the par-5 second. He added a brilliant 2'8" birdie on the par-4 ninth, converted a 10'2" birdie at the par-4 16th and finished his round with a 4'11" birdie at the par-5 18th. While it appears his number will come up short, barring a Jimmy Walker meltdown, it served as a solid bounce back and has him tied for second in real time at the moment of his posting.
Jeong, Walters crash field at Royal Liverpool 02-09-2014
Yeon-jin Jeong
For finishing in a tie for second place at the Joburg Open, Jin Jeong and Justin Walters have qualified for The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. The qualifier within the tournament at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club granted exemptions into the season's third major to the top three not already exempt. Champion George Coetzee earned the first berth, but a tiebreaker was required to determine the next two. England's Tyrrell Hatton also posted a T2, but was eliminated from consideration for having the worst Official World Golf Ranking at 276th. Walters entered the week slotted 207th; Jeong was 235th. Walters of South Africa will be making his debut in The Open while Jeong of South Korea returns after at T14 as an amateur at St. Andrews in 2010.
Coetzee seizes maiden Euro Tour title at home 02-09-2014
With a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Joburg Open, George Coetzee ran away to a three-stroke victory at 19-under 268, his first on the European Tour.

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The South African started the day four strokes off the pace held by 54-hole leaders and fellow countrymen Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters. Aiken blew up for a 74 at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club's East Course -- the West Course hosted one round pre-cut -- while Walters managed but a 73 to settle for a share of second place with Tyrrell Hatton of England and South Korea's Jin Jeong. "I don't know what I'm feeling," Coetzee said. "I'm lost for words. I've been waiting a while (107 Euro Tour starts) and I started doubting, so I'm very happy." The victory secures a berth into The Open Championship in July. Coetzee will also slide inside the top 64 of the Official World Golf Ranking and qualify for next week's World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Pebble final round tees off at 9:00 a.m.PT 02-09-2014
James Driscoll
The final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tees off at 9:00 a.m. PT, with groups going off the first and 10th tees. James Driscoll is among the first off the 10th tee at 9:00 a.m. After playing the first three rounds with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, he'll have to go at it without a partner in the final round. The way the Pro-Am cut fell, there are 25 amateurs spread across the field in the final round. That means tee times include mostly threesomes, but there are a handful of foursomes as well.
Day one of 13 to MDF at AT&T Pebble Beach 02-09-2014
Jason Day
Jason Day entered the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am as one of the favorites, but could only muster a 1-over-par 216 and fell victim to the 54-hole playing cut. Due to the Pro-Am format of this event, only the top 60 and ties compete in the final round. Those inside the top 70 and ties, but outside the top 60, are awarded a MDF. There are 13 players that tied for 64th at 1-over and are impacted by the MDF. Along with Day, they include Rory Sabbatini, Lee Janzen, Scott Langley, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Will Wilcox, Jamie Lovemark, Retief Goosen, Kevin Kisner, John Mallinger, Rafael Cabrera Bello, John Peterson and Fabian Gomez.
Spieth falls hard in third round of AT&T 02-09-2014
Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth entered the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a a share of the lead, but his 6-over-par 40-38=78 has essentially ended his hopes of a victory. There are several reasons Spieth may have fallen on hard times at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The first, and most obvious, is the heavy wind that impacted the third round. Digging deeper, this is his second consecutive tournament where he's held at least a share of the 36-hole lead, and his subsequent third round hasn't gone well in either. He stumbled to a 75 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open. Perhaps his comfort is as a chaser, not a leader, on the weekends. His third lap around Pebble included seven bogeys and a double bogey to just three birdies. He enters the final round in a share of 18th at 3-under 212.