PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Charlie Wi still has the lead at 13 under, but for how long? There is an awful lot of movement behind him on the leaderboard with a ton of big names lurking.
Padraig Harrington, who earlier this week talked about the need to not only play well but win if he’s going to make the European Ryder Cup team, is 10 under after birdies on each of his first two holes at Spyglass Hill.
Jospeh Bramlett is also 10 under after making a double-eagle on the par-5 11th at Spyglass Hill.
Then there’s Tiger Woods, who bounced back from an early bogey with three straight birdies to get to 2 under through his first seven holes and within five of the lead at 8 under overall.
Dustin Johnson also recovered from a rough start. He bogeyed his first two holes at Monterey Peninsula but has since added a birdie and is also 8 under.
Phil Mickelson is in the hunt, too. He’s made two birdies (and one bogey) through his first eight holes on Pebble Beach and is among the eight players tied for sixth at 8 under.