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The Tour Report

February 8 2013

6:49 PM

Friday observations

By Fred Albers, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Fredrik Jacobson put on a putting display at Pebble Beach, as he one-putted 11 times in Friday's second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Starting on the 10th hole, Jacobson had one-putt pars on the first two holes before two-putting for a 3 at the 12th. He then birdied the 13th, chipped in for par at the 14th and one-putted the next five holes. Jacobson had 10 putts on the first 10 holes. He finished with 23 putts while shooting a 66. Jacobson credited a new putter, an Odyssey Versa, for helping his alignment.


2-iron: The ninth hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links has been a fierce par 4 through the years. It measured 472 yards on Friday and played downwind. Charlie Beljan felt strong enough to hit an iron off the tee. He rifled a 2-iron 259 yards, figuring a wood could have run through the fairway at 330 yards. The strategy was correct but the execution was faulty. Beljan missed the fairway and made bogey.

Forecast: Weather predictions were thankfully incorrect on Friday. Morning rain and cold temperatures promised a terrible day but the rain stopped before 10 a.m. and the greens retained most of their firmness. Golf balls still ran out on the putting surfaces. A 15 mph wind made for a very chilly day with temperatures in the 40s, but it was not nearly as bad as the forecast. The weather this weekend calls for sunny skies with highs in the 50s. The golf course has a chance to play fast if that forecast is accurate.

Weighty: Matt Every did not spend the holidays loading up on Christmas cookies. He was diligent in an exercise program and lost weight. It turns out he lost too much weight. Every found it difficult to play at a lighter weight and is trying to regain pounds. He is not the first player to have lost weight and struggled. Craig Stadler, Carl Pettersson and Tim Herron all had similar results.

Fred Albers is a course reporter for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. For more information on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, click here.