This foursome doubles as the top four in strokes gained over the last decade at this track and has combined for seven career wins in this event (with four of them coming from Mickelson).
In 2018, Ted Potter, Jr. prevailed over Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and two-time Pebble Beach victor Dustin Johnson. "I'm not going to chase them as hard as I tried to maybe force or chase them previous year because you can get hurt doing that". I ran a number of putts by but I made a lot of them coming back and made a lot of short ones.
"If I think about it that way it it certainly makes me happier, frees me up a bit".
Jason Day had quite a day at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course.
"I felt that I was practising better than I was playing, which is frustrating", the Greystones star said of his struggle to score well during the Middle East swing.
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Everyone in the field plays each of the three courses, before the cut is made for the final round at Pebble. If Day, Spieth, Johnson or Mickelson can somehow get in the house under par on Friday, that player will likely become the favorite to take home the trophy on Sunday.
Third-ranked Dustin Johnson, a two-time AT&T Pebble Beach, 2017 champion Jordan Spieth, who birdied five of the last nine holes, Keith Mitchell and Austin Cook all shot 5-under 66 at Monterey Peninsula. Mickelson is not, though he has won more majors of now active players than anyone other than Tiger Woods.
Potter beat Johnson by three shots.
Nine players were a single shot back on five under, including South Africa's Branden Grace, who played the Pebble Beach course.
However, 11-time Tour champion Spieth said he is "in a good place right now". Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.