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    • Global Glance: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

    • Greg Owen owns three top-10 finishes at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR) Greg Owen owns three top-10 finishes at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

     

    Retief Goosen ... The two-time U.S. Open champion from South Africa turned 45 on Monday. He's exempt for the second straight season via a Major Medical Extension. Should he earn $131,173 or 97.5 FedExCup points in his next seven starts, he'll remain in the category for the season. Although he enters having missed his last two cuts, the opportunity to fulfill the terms of the medical may not be any better than at Pebble Beach where he's 2-for-3 with a solo third in 2009 and a T9 last year. Prior to his current slide, he tied for eighth at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

     
    Greg Owen ... Limited to conditional status this year and making just his second start (solo 73rd, Farmers Insurance Open), the 41-year-old Englishman has collected three of his career 10 top 10s at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Not surprisingly, he's earned more at this tournament than any other. His track record will be tested since he's registered only one top 10 in his last 30 starts -- a T8 during the Web.com Tour Finals.

     
    Paul McGinley ... The four-time European Tour winner from Ireland is captain of the two-time defending Ryder Cup team. While he'll be spearheading Europe's effort in the biennial competition, he continues to compete as an individual. Already 2-for-2 on the year with a T19 in Abu Dhabi, the 47-year-old is making his sixth appearance at Pebble Beach. In fact, save two starts in majors since, he hasn't played a non-major on the PGA TOUR since missing the cut here in 2009.

     
    Miguel Angel Carballo ... After a failed attempt at retaining his PGA TOUR card in his rookie season of 2012, the native of Argentina made his way back to the big leagues after finishing 23rd in earnings on the Web.com Tour last year. A quiet 3-for-4 during the Web.com Tour Finals prevented a more attractive slot in the pecking order and allowed for just one start in the fall portion of this season. He then took his talents to his native continent and found a T4 in Chile. In his only previous appearance at Pebble Beach, he tied for 29th in 2012.

     
    Rod Pampling ... In the field on a sponsor exemption due to Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR, the Aussie emerged from the same category in 2012 to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. That's a more impressive achievement than for which he was recognized. Among his four cuts made in six appearances at Pebble Beach is a T10 way back in 2003 when Poppy Hills Golf Club was still a fixture of the rotation. More recently, the 43-year-old has three consecutive top 25s, capped by a T20 at his national open two months ago.

     
    Rafael Cabrera-Bello ... Making his second straight appearance despite missing the cut by nine strokes last year. The Spaniard went on to go 1-1 in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship two weeks later. He opened 2014 with a pair of top fives on the European Tour's Desert Swing, but sits 86th in the Official World Golf Ranking, so he'll need an extremely high finish this week to threaten the top 64 and qualify for the Match Play again. The next edition of the OWGR will determine the field.
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