The Starter: Round 1, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

February 09, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching
Tee time Players  
11:11 a.m. ET
Pebble Beach GL, No. 1
Arjun Atwal, Jim Furyk
Odd to see that reigning FedExCup champion Jim Furyk is T72 in the 2011 standings, having missed the cut in his last event, the Sony Open in Hawaii.
11:22 a.m. ET
Monterey Peninsula CC, No. 1
Chez Reavie, Mark Wilson
"Brees and Cheese" is our NFL-themed featured group of Super Bowl-champion quarterback Drew (Reavie's amateur partner) and the two-time winner on TOUR this year who was really happy after this year's Super Bowl.
11:44 a.m. ET
Spyglass Hill GC, No. 10
Padraig Harrington, Steve Marino
The Establishment side of our New Breed vs. Establishment group is here in Harrington, along with last year's fourth-place AT&T finisher in Marino.
11:55 a.m. ET
Pebble Beach GL, No. 1
Vijay Singh, David Duval
Singh was pleased with his T3 at Phoenix and returns here as a past champion, while Duval was T2 here last year and has played well of late.
1:01 p.m. ET
Monterey Peninsula CC, No. 1
Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez
Johnson is the other half of the New Breed vs. Establishment duo, not to mention the two-time defending champion. There's also some star power here with surfer Kelly Slater, paired with Perez.

The first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is set to begin. The Golf Channel will televise live action beginning at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. local time).

Round 1 weather forecast
Temp: 63 high/40 low
Sunny with winds around 4 to 8 mph.
Player notes
Here are some of the players you'll see on the Golf Channel's coverage of Thursday's first round
Following his Pebble Beach victory last year, Johnson went on to later win his fourth TOUR event at the BMW Championship in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. That win earned him the distinction of being the winningest player in his 20s on TOUR. Two players in their 20s competing this week have three victories - Hunter Mahan and Sean O'Hair.
The big-hitting Holmes returns for his fifth start on the Monterey Peninsula, looking to finish one spot higher than last year when he tied for second, having failed to birdie Pebble Beach's par-5 18th hole on Sunday while tied for the lead with eventual winner Johnson and David Duval.
The two-time winner, who was recently named the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, will be playing in his 25th AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Love III won in 2001 and 2003.

STORYLINES FOR THURSDAY:Mark Wilson is still riding high in the wake of his Monday win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, his second win in three weeks. • There's more than a tournament title at stake for many players, there's also the chance to make one more push for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. • As always at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, there are intriguing pairings of pros and celebrities.