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By Coleman McDowell
Saturday, February 13, 2016

One of the best weeks of the year is the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Pros mingle with amateurs, and we get to watch the gorgeous Pebble Beach on our televisions for an entire week. If you missed anything from GOLF.com this past week, have no fear. We're here to catch you up on the week's happenings in four photos. 

1. Natalie Gulbis knows how to fix slow play


Natalie Gulbis with coach Butch Harmon at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Getty Images

In her inaugural column for GOLF.com, LPGA pro Natalie Gulbis takes on one of golf's biggest issues: slow play. Gulbis details how pros feel about the current slow-play penalties and how to solve six-hour rounds once and for all.

2. Jordan Spieth's caddie hits a stone-cold shank


Life is good for Michael Greller, Jordan Spieth's caddie, but not so much this week. During a practice round before the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Greller teed it up on the iconic par-3 7th and promptly hit a shank into the ocean. 

3. Rickie Fowler just needs some good luck for more wins


Rickie Fowler reacts after missing a birdie putt on the fourth hole during the final round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

Rickie Fowler lost a playoff on Sunday, but we crunched the numbers to reveal a key aspect of Fowler not being in the winner's circle more often. It's bad luck! See why a little good fortune could tip the scale in Fowler's favor.

4. Lizette Salas knows growing the game begins at home for young girls


Lizette Salas holes a birdie putt at the 13th hole in her match against Azahara Munoz during the final day singles matches of the 2015 Solheim Cup.
David Cannon

In this week's LPGA Takeaway, Lizette Salas explains why she fell in love with golf at a young age and how important it is to get girls out on the golf course as youngsters.

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