February 11 2012
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The good news for Charlie Wi is that he still has a three-shot cushion. The bad news is he has some major firepower right behind him.
It’s been a few holes since Tiger Woods has made a birdie -- he made five of them in a seven-hole stretch at one point -- but he’s still right there in a tie for second, and he has a par-5 still left to play.
Right there with Woods is Padraig Harrington, who is 3 under through nine holes at Spyglass Hill. Harrington, by the way, also leads the celebrity portion of the event with European businessman J.P. McManus as his partner.
Another shot back is two-time AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am winner Dustin Johnson. He started his round with two straight bogeys but has come back nicely at 1 under through 14 holes. Johnson will be disappointed if he didn’t take more advantage of the easiest course in the rotation, but if he wins he obviously won’t care.
Phil Mickelson isn’t totally out of it either. He’s 1 under through 5 holes on Pebble Beach and 8 under for the week, five shots back of Wi.