• Featured groups for Pebble Beach

    Featured groups for Pebble Beach
    Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth

    Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler have been paired together in one of the featured groups for this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

    The magnificent golf course in California will once again host a unique and exciting event in what will be the only main competition for the weekend with the European Tour’s absence until the end of the month.

    And, to light things up even more, the featured groups promise to be well worth to watch, although not all the big guns will be in action.

    Spieth and Fowler will, however, be the main attention grabbers with the former hinting in recent weeks at a possible major breakthrough.

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    Spieth, a past winner at the event, has had his troubles over the past two years but could be set for a big weekend, while Fowler remains a dangerous customer on the course.

    Canada’s Nick Taylor will complete the three-ball for the first two rounds at Pebble Beach. Taylor will start Thursday’s action as the defending champion, following his famous victory by four strokes last year.

    Phil Mickelson, Max Homa and Paul Casey are paired together for the second featured group with loads on the spell as well.

    Casey is coming off the back of a really good ‘Desert Swing’ of the European Tour, winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic two weeks ago.

    Mickelson also competed in the Middle East last week, where he finished in T53 at the Saudi International.

    The American is, of course, a five-time champion at the event and no stranger to the challenges of Pebble Beach.

    Francesco Molinari, Brandt Snedeker and Stewart Cink have been lined up for the third featured group. Snedeker won the event in 2013 and 2015, and will be keen to add a third title.

    Molinari made a solid start to his year, claiming T8 at the American Express and T10 at the Farmers Insurance Open, while Cink struggled a bit at last week’s Phoenix Open where he had to settle for a T58 finish.

    Jason Day, Si Woo Kim and Patrick Cantlay will complete the fourth featured group.

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