Three rounds in the books and we finally know who the leader, make that leaders, are at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
It’s a real David and Goliath situation.
World’s No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who has used Pebble Beach as his personal playground, shot a hard-earned 70 on Saturday and he’s at 14-under par along with a guy seldom seen holding 54-hole leads — Ted Potter Jr.
Potter earned himself a showdown with Johnson on Sunday thanks to the week’s best round — a nine-under par 63 over at Monterey Peninsula Club.
Those two are alone at the top but there are some quality stars behind them.
Jason Day’s 69 at Pebble got him to 12-under, just two back going into the final round. He’ll play with Troy Merritt, also in as 12.
Jon Rahm’s 70 at Spyglass got him to 11-under where he shares that spot with Steve Stricker, soon to turn 51 and the surprise contender this week.
Jordan Spieth doesn’t look like he’ll have much of a chance to repeat. He starts the final round seven back of the leaders at seven-under.
Rory McIlroy became the biggest name to miss the cut. He birdied the 18th to get into red numbers at one-under but the cut came at three-under. Last week’s winner in Phoenix, Gary Woodland, joined McIlroy on the MC list.