PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The rain that was in the forecast for the Monterey Peninsula on Thursday never materialized. In fact, Mother Nature opted for ample sunshine for the bulk of the first round of the AT&T Pebble National Pro-Am.
"I think the most interesting thing was we had perfect weather when it was supposed to rain at noon," said Hunter Mahan, who shares the lead at 6 udner with Russell Know. "We were all expecting rain; the bag probably weighs a hundred pounds right now, can't fit anything more in it. The weather was fantastic."
Friday may not bring such spectacular conditions to these scenic courses, though. The forecast calls for another cold front to arrive overnight and bring a 50 percent chance of rain for most of Friday.
In fact, there could be isolated thunderstorms and small hail during the second round. The temperatures will be in the low 50s with winds from the northeast at 10-20 mph making it seem much cooler.