PGA Northern Trust Open

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The PGA Tour rankings rankings were shook this past weekend by the the tremendous wins of Vaughn Taylor and Charl Schwartzel respectively in Pebble Beach and South Africa. The golfers will be heading into one of the toughest golf courses on the on the tour. With a scoring average of 72.592, the Riviera Country Club was the most challenging par 71 for the last 5 seasons.

James Hahn, the defending champion of the tournament will be joined by many big names including 5 of the top ten players in the world. The prestige of this event and fame of the course will attract players such as Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and more. But don’t be fooled by this star-studded open after we’ve seen this past weekend and last year in this tournament.

Jordan Spieth, world’s number 1 golfer is a favourite for this event and is the only golfer to average a finish in the top 10 or better every tournaments this season. Charl Schwartzel will be a player to watch, coming off a runaway win in South Africa after taking a 2 month-break but mostly being present in the top 5 at Riviera in 2013 and 2014. Rory McIlroy will be making his course debut and hoping to get back on his consistent winning ways. Hideki Matsuyama will also be a player to watch and is featured atop the Power Rankings of the PGA for this tournament after his playoff win on Superbowl weekend and finished 4th on this course last year.

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Pebble Beach National Pro AM Tournament Recap – 02/15/16

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro AM 2016 Golf Tournament

With the Augusta Masters in less than 8 weeks, Vaughan Taylor took the PGA Tour world by surprise with a stunning win this Sunday. Fanpicks is proud to bring you this Fantasy Golf news of the Pebble Beach National Pro Am tournament:

Pebble Beach National Pro-AM

The Pebble Beach Pro-Am this weekend looked to be in the books entering the last round for Phil Mickelson but the fairy tale scenario happened to be in favor of Vaughan Taylor.

Taylor, who trailed Mickelson by six shots entering the final round hadn’t won in 11 years on the TOUR. He even didn’t have eligibility to play a full year on PGA Tour card since 2013.

Taylor surprised everyone at Pebble Beach on the back 9 of the last stretch where he shot 4 straight birdies to close with a 7-under 65. That finish still wasn’t enough to force Mickelson into a playoff. Then Taylor got 1 big last surprise: Mickelson missed. He entered Pebble Beach tournament ranked 407th on the Tour, this life and career changing victory also helped him automatically qualify for the prestigious Masters tournament in his hometown Augusta.

World number 1 ranked Jordan Spieth closed the tournament with a solid 66 but finished tied at the 21st spot and ending his streak of 7 straight top 10 finishes since September.

Phil Mickelson has been multiplying great performances this start of this season and validated them this weekend at Pebble Beach. He will be trying to bounce back from the heartbreak of missing a 5 foot putt in the last hole of the tournament and hopefully leave the runner up seat in the upcoming events, currently on his longest victory drought of his professional career on the Tour, his last victory dating back to the British Open in 2013.

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