5 Things You Didn't Know ... Pebble Beach
GOLF.com goes inside the numbers to reveal interesting facts about the key players at the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Lowery's lowest was pretty high
The lowest score Steve Lowery posted en route to his victory at the AT&T was his 68 on Sunday. The last time the winner of this event did not have at least one round lower than a 68 was in 1985, when Mark O'Meara won by shooting 70-72-68-73.
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Playoffs are no party for Singh
Sunday's playoff was the 11th of Vijay Singh's PGA Tour career. After winning his first three, Singh has won four and lost four. He has never faced Tiger Woods in a playoff, and he has never faced the same player twice.
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Sunday was perfect for Pavin
Corey Pavin's Sunday 66 helped him earn a tie for third place and tied his best 18-hole score in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Pavin's lowest career score is 61, shot in the opening round of the 2006 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, the last event he won.
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Mallinger was magical with his putter
John Mallinger finished second among PGA Tour rookies on the 2007 money list, and he's off to a great start in 2008 after tying for third at Pebble Beach. On the notoriously bumpy greens at Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill, Mallinger made 31 of the 32 putts he faced from inside 10 feet (96.88%). In 2007, he made 86.76% from that range and ranked 104th on Tour in the category.
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How bad is Phil's flatstick?
After missing the cut at Pebble Beach, Phil Mickelson talked openly about needing to improve his putting. So, how badly was Lefty rolling the rock? While averaging 29.70 putts per round last week, the longest putt Mickelson made at Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill was from six feet eight inches away. He was zero-for-15 from seven feet and beyond for the week. In 2007, he ranked 28th in average putts per round at 28.80.
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