Gay, Langley Share AT&T Pebble Beach Lead

Gay, Langley Share AT&T Pebble Beach Lead

Day carded seven birdies in his 65, while two-time champion Dustin Johnson and 2017 victor Jordan Spieth also took advantage of the favourable scoring conditions on the Monterey Peninsula course as they opened with 66s, while last week's Phoenix Open runner-up Branden Grace returned an impressive five-under 67 at Pebble Beach.

While some of the most expensive real estate surrounds the two courses at the club, Day has an ownership stake, so to speak.

It's only Day 1 of the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but we already have a pretty fascinating leaderboard that includes Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth. Cody Gribble grabbed a share of the lead as well with a 6-under-par 66 at Spyglass Hill.

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Potter beat Johnson by three shots.

Mickelson opened with a six-under 65 on the Monterey Peninsula course, one of three layouts in operation for the star-studded event this week, leaving the left-hander just one off the lead along with his fellow runner-up from past year, Jason Day.

Day has never approached 80 on the Shore Course and always feels comfortable on the immaculate layout.

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"I like this place, I like these courses", he said. "It definitely fits my eye, just off the tee".

Whether or not this is the week Spieth finds the missing ingredient, he thinks his game is moving in the right direction.

"You don't know how it's all going to play out, but I think it's important to get off to a good start", Mickelson said.

Gay shot a 7-under 64 by playing the last five holes of his round at Monterey Peninsula in 14 strokes. The present state of the three courses is on the soggy side and the forecast calls for a few more storms Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

"You got to drive the ball well to be able to attack, and I drove the ball very well today, obviously", he said.

"It was a really good solid round, good solid start, and we had lovely weather and the golf course here is in spectacular shape".

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