Greg Chalmers – continues return from lengthy injury break
Australians, Greg Chalmers, Jason Day and Matt Jones have made sloid starts at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am on the Monterey Peninsula.
Day and Chalmers played the Monterey Peninsula layout on day one while Jones was at Pebble Beach Golf Club this morning.
Chalmers continues his return to tournament golf after a lengthy break away from the game with an arthritic back complaint.
Although his record in this event since first playing in 2004 is ordinary, his return to tournament golf when 5th at the recent Australian Open after more than a year away from the game has seen occasional glimpses of the form that saw him win two Australian Opens and two Australian PGA Championships.
Day has also had a break from the game returning when 16th at Torrey Pines two weeks ago when finishing 16th. Day enjoys a good record at Pebble Beach and his start today. He was forced from the Presidents Cup team with injury in December and essentially had more than two months from the game before the Farmers Insurance event.
Jones won his second Australian Open late in 2019 and although recording only two top tens in 12 starts in this event he could well improve on that stat this weekend.
New Zealander Tim Wilkinson and Aaron Baddeley are the next best of the Australasians in a share of 24th place and one behind the Australian trio.
The leader is Canadian Nick Taylor whose round of 63 at Monterey Peninsula leaves him two ahead of Patrick Cantlay and Chase Seiffert, Seiffert playing the event for the first occasion.
Pre-tournament favourite Dustin Johnson opened with a round of 69 at Spyglass Hill.