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Sobel: Spieth calling his shots, and loving every minute of it

The world's top-ranked golfer won't shy away from the spotlight as he prepares for this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Instead, Jordan Spieth embraces what comes with being No. 1.

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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am leaderboard

Even with a bogey on Thursday, Chez Reavie's 8-under-par 63 put him in the early lead after 18 holes at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Watson doesn't need a putter to make this shot (0:20)
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'Jammy' Harding leads Tshwane Open

South Africa's Justin Harding made the most of a "jammy" moment to claim a one-shot lead as home players dominated the opening round of the Tshwane Open.

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Love gets head start on knowing Ryder Cup team

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said his first "team meeting" would be in two weeks at the Honda Classic for at least 20 players, maybe twice that many, depending on who is playing.

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European Tour hails pace of play policy

Chief executive Keith Pelley has hailed the European Tour's new pace of play policy a success after rounds during the recent 'Desert Swing' were completed up to 19 minutes quicker.

If your vault gets too big, build a bigger vault (2:39)
Coachman: Rickie Fowler finally getting his due (1:51)
Playoff loss will make Fowler hungrier (0:56)
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Munoz wins hometown Web.com Club Colombia

Sebastian Munoz won his hometown Club Colombia Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour victory by two-putting for birdie on the final hole to secure a 1-stroke victory.

Matsuyama beats Fowler on 4th playoff hole (1:52)
Matsuyama hoping win propels confidence (1:20)
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Willett eyes Ryder Cup, Olympics after Dubai win

Danny Willett set his sights on a place in the Olympics and Ryder Cup after holding his nerve to win the Dubai Desert Classic and take a massive step towards a place in the world's top 10.

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Toledo overcomes Andrade in Allianz playoff

Esteban Toledo continued his playoff success Sunday, beating Billy Andrade on the third extra hole to win the Allianz Championship on a cold, windy day at Broken Sound Club.

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6dJosh Weinfuss

Watson takes mulligan, apologizes for tough talk

Bubba Watson's distaste for TPC Scottsdale remains, but he admitted Friday he misspoke when he said he was only playing the Phoenix Open because three of his sponsors "love it here."

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Jang's late birdie leads to 1st LPGA Tour title

Ha Na Jang won her first LPGA Tour title Saturday by making a late birdie to take the lead and closing with an even-par 72 for a two-shot victory over Canadian teen Brooke Henderson.

Panthers fan Varner III does some dabbing (1:37)
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8dGordon Simpson

Westwood to put divorce distractions behind him

Lee Westwood had a poor 2015 and has started badly at the Dubai Desert Classic but is determined to put aside divorce distractions and enjoy his golf.

Eldrick The Robot sinks hole-in-one on fifth swing (0:19)
Larry Fitzgerald booed at boisterous 16th hole in Phoenix (2:09)
How loud can TPC Scottsdale's 16th hole get? (1:55)
Stewart Cink hits 94-foot putt across basketball court (0:54)
Not your everyday 3-putt, possibly best ever (0:20)


Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Phil Mickelson switched drivers today. Still shot 68. Called himself an idiot afterward. And will switch back to his other driver tomorrow.

Rose leads at Pebble Beach with JT's help

Justin Rose, partnered with Justin Timberlake, shot a first-round 66 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth finished with a 71.


Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson called himself "an idiot" today. Prior to the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the 42-time PGA Tour champion switched drivers. "I hit a few shots that I haven't hit," he explained afterward. Not that it was all bad. Mickelson still posted a 4-under 68 at Spyglass Hill. And yes, he'll have a different driver in the bag when he plays Monterey Peninsula CC tomorrow.

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Jordan Spieth was a little frustrated after his 1-under 71 at Spyglass Hill to start the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. "I played the hardest holes on this golf course in 4-under par," he said. "And then I played all the easy ones over par. Just kind of a bit odd." He's well back of the early lead, but will play relatively easier Monterey Peninsula CC tomorrow.

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

If you thought Justin Timberlake was a multi-faceted entertainer before, just wait. Playing at Spyglass Hill in the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he banged a tee shot down the left side of the 16th hole, then put on an impromptu performance with this borrowed guitar.

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There are aspects of professional golf that I probably take for granted. Receiving a Masters invite will never be one of them.

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Justin Timberlake didn't bring sexy back with this swing, but he did bring the right partner with him this week. Justin Rose, playing alongside the entertainer, already finds himself near the top of the early AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am leaderboard.

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Jason Day practiced with Cam Smith and Ryan Ruffels this week. Felt old when he tried to talk taxes. Now he's even; they're both 4-under.

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Justin Timberlake hits a nice flop shot close. His partner Justin Rose knocks in birdie. Timberlake: "Man, I'm just trying to contribute!"

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

The stars are out at Pebble Beach today. Actually, they're just a little ways down 17-Mile Drive from the famed links at Spyglass Hill -- not a bad track in its own right. From entertainers like Justin Timberlake and Toby Keith to athletes like Larry Fitzgerald and Wayne Gretzky, the A-list rotation will play Spyglass today, Monterey Peninsula tomorrow and Pebble on Saturday. And if they're lucky and make the cut, they'll be back for a fourth round at Pebble on Sunday.

Michael Collins Senior Writer 

195 caddies asked for less than FOUR THOUSANDTH OF 1 PERCENT (0.004%) to start health care and retirement benefits, and the PGA Tour said no. In 2014, the PGA Tour reported revenue of $1.129 BILLION dollars, Commissioner Tim Finchem was paid $11.2 million dollars. http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2015/12/14/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/Finchem.aspx?hl=John%20Lombardo&sc=0

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Larry Fitzgerald's tee shot just hit a spectator at Spyglass. Offers an autograph and says, "This is not my day job. You know that, right?"