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    • Power Rankings: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

    • Jason Day tied for second at Torrey Pines. (Warshaw/Getty Images) Jason Day tied for second at Torrey Pines. (Warshaw/Getty Images)

    If you like to monitor leaderboards, then this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am demands a lesson and a little patience. In short, nothing really matters until 54 holes are complete. This is due to the fact that the trio of host courses are not played at the same par.

    Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course are par 72s while the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club (MPCC) is a par 70. All 156 golfers in the field will play each once before the scheduled 54-hole cut falls. The low 60s and ties will qualify for the final round at Pebble Beach only, while those finishing 61st-70th will earn official prize money and FedExCup points, but will not tee it up in the finale unless any are paired with an amateur in the top 25 after three rounds. Last year's cut fell at 1-under 213.

    At 6,816 yards, Pebble Beach is the shortest course on the PGA TOUR, but it features some of the smallest greens (3,500 square feet) that help defend par. Yet, last year's scoring average of 71.412 (or -0.588 strokes to par) was its lowest in 16 years. It played easiest in the final round at just 70.514, or more than one full stroke lower than in any of the first three.

    Meanwhile, MPCC averaged 0.244 strokes over par, its highest clip since returning to the rotation in 2010. It's the third-shortest track the TOUR utilizes at 6,867 yards, but its greens are double in size on average as compared to Pebble Beach. The field's fairways-hit percentage landed at 76.08, easily the highest on TOUR all season. (Pebble Beach ranked second-easiest at 71.87 percent). The Shore Course also surrendered the third-highest greens in regulation percentage at 75.21. Despite the ease tee to green, it ranked second-most difficult in one-putt percentage and fourth in putts per GIR. (Only Pebble Beach is lasered for measurement statistics such as proximity to the hole and stroke gained-putting.)

    Spyglass Hill was the most consistent of the trio. Its scoring average of 72.641 fell in line with recent years. The course can play 6,953 from the tips and boasts greens that average 5,000 square feet. It ranked comfortably inside the lowest half in driving accuracy and GIR percentages.

    For more analysis of the scoring averages on these courses, please see my Fantasy Insider on Wednesday.

    Inclement weather at this tournament is always the concern, but just a slight chance of rain exists early and late. It's going to be cool as temperatures will creep only into the 50s until maybe a 60-degree reading by Sunday. Winds off the ocean will be a factor at times.

    1 Jason Day Jason Day

    Top 15s in last seven starts worldwide. Rested after a T2 at Torrey Pines. He's 4-for-4 with two sixth-place finishes at Pebble Beach.

    Top 15s in last seven starts worldwide. Rested after a T2 at Torrey Pines. He's 4-for-4 with two sixth-place finishes at Pebble Beach.

    2 Hunter Mahan Hunter Mahan

    Tied for fourth in Scottsdale with a 9 under weekend. Top-16 finishes in last three trips to Pebble Beach, including a solo second in 2011.

    Tied for fourth in Scottsdale with a 9 under weekend. Top-16 finishes in last three trips to Pebble Beach, including a solo second in 2011.

    3 Jimmy Walker Jimmy Walker

    The FedExCup points leader missed the cut at the Farmers, but he was ill. Two T9s and a T3 in the last three editions of the AT&T.

    The FedExCup points leader missed the cut at the Farmers, but he was ill. Two T9s and a T3 in the last three editions of the AT&T.

    4 Graeme McDowell Graeme McDowell

    Solo eighth here in 2005 and a title at 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Also strung together four top 20s entering the week.

    Solo eighth here in 2005 and a title at 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Also strung together four top 20s entering the week.

    5 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson

    First start since T6 at Kapalua. Two-time AT&T champ (2009, 2010) also has T7 and T5 in six visits. T8 at 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

    First start since T6 at Kapalua. Two-time AT&T champ (2009, 2010) also has T7 and T5 in six visits. T8 at 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

    6 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed

    In return from displaced ribs, faded to T19 at the WMPO. Three straight top 20s, including Humana win. T7 in Pebble Beach debut last year.

    In return from displaced ribs, faded to T19 at the WMPO. Three straight top 20s, including Humana win. T7 in Pebble Beach debut last year.

    7 Matt Jones Matt Jones

    A T12 at TPC Scottsdale was his third top 15 in four starts. The Aussie is 5-for-6 at Pebble Beach with a T10 in 2010 and a T15 in 2011.

    A T12 at TPC Scottsdale was his third top 15 in four starts. The Aussie is 5-for-6 at Pebble Beach with a T10 in 2010 and a T15 in 2011.

    8 Kevin Na Kevin Na

    Fulfilled terms of his Major Medical Extension with a T19 in Arizona. Three top 20s this season. T5 at Pebble Beach in 2012; T22 last year.

    Fulfilled terms of his Major Medical Extension with a T19 in Arizona. Three top 20s this season. T5 at Pebble Beach in 2012; T22 last year.

    9 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson

    Four-time champ and all-time earnings leader managed to play through a sore back last week (T42). Last start until The Honda Classic.

    Four-time champ and all-time earnings leader managed to play through a sore back last week (T42). Last start until The Honda Classic.

    10 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth

    Took a week off to treat pain in his right ankle. Grinded out a T19 at Torrey Pines despite it. Tied for 22nd in Pebble Beach debut in 2013.

    Took a week off to treat pain in his right ankle. Grinded out a T19 at Torrey Pines despite it. Tied for 22nd in Pebble Beach debut in 2013.

    11 Jason Kokrak Jason Kokrak

    All four of his cuts made this season are top 20s, including a T15 at the WMPO. Sits 11th in adjusted scoring. T9 at Pebble Beach in 2012.

    All four of his cuts made this season are top 20s, including a T15 at the WMPO. Sits 11th in adjusted scoring. T9 at Pebble Beach in 2012.

    12 Aaron Baddeley Aaron Baddeley

    No matter his struggles in recent years, he's weaved in four top 20s here, including a T6 in 2011 and a solo fourth in 2012.

    No matter his struggles in recent years, he's weaved in four top 20s here, including a T6 in 2011 and a solo fourth in 2012.

    13 Will MacKenzie Will MacKenzie

    Just 2-for-4 with no top 25s here but all five of his cuts made this season are top 15s. Eleven top 25s over two tours since late July.

    Just 2-for-4 with no top 25s here but all five of his cuts made this season are top 15s. Eleven top 25s over two tours since late July.

    14 Chris Kirk Chris Kirk

    Opened the WM Phoenix Open with bogey-free 65 but settled for 76th place. Win and a solo second this season. Runner-up here last year.

    Opened the WM Phoenix Open with bogey-free 65 but settled for 76th place. Win and a solo second this season. Runner-up here last year.

    15 Kevin Stadler Kevin Stadler

    Letdown from his breakthrough victory notwithstanding, he's the focus of converging trends. Career-best T3 in seven starts here last year.

    Letdown from his breakthrough victory notwithstanding, he's the focus of converging trends. Career-best T3 in seven starts here last year.

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