D.J. is a master at Pebble Beach.
Sadly, he also has to play two other courses — makes it fair for the rest of the field.
Dustin Johnson, the world’s No. 1, has won twice at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and wants to make it three come Sunday.
Johnson got off to a good start Thursday with a five-under par 67 at Spyglass.
This is one of those events where you won’t know who the true leader is until late Saturday as the field plays three courses in all.
Johnson wasn’t the only star playing well. Rory McIlroy shot 68 at Spyglass, four-under. John Rahm was four-under at Monterey Peninsula while Jason Day finished with 69 at Spyglass.
Jordan Spieth’s slow start to 2018 continued. Thanks to just one birdie against one bogey, he shot even par 72 at Spyglass.
Kevin Streelman and Beau Hossler put up the opening day’s low rounds.
Streelman shot 65 at Spyglass — seven under while Hossler’s 75 came at Pebble Beach.
Gary Woodland, last week’s winner at Phoenix, shot 69 at Spyglass while the man he beat in Phoenix, Chez Reavie, birdied the first four holes at Pebble Beach and finished with 67.
Patrick Cantlay had the day’s best start — birdie, hole-in-one, birdie at Monterey. He shot 66.