Five things to watch in the final round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Brandt Snedeker and James Hahn lead. Can anyone catch them?
|Brandt Snedeker has it rolling at Pebble. (Getty Images)|
Brandt Snedeker is validating all of my Power Ranking dreams from last week with his play thus far at Pebble Beach. He's tied for first with James Hahn after shooting a 66-68-68 in his first three rounds.
The leaderboard is not littered with big names, but it is intriguing. Here are five things I'm looking for as we head into Sunday.
1. Snedeker has led or co-led at the end of the third round in three previous tournaments. He finished third at the '07 Buick Invitational, tied for 43rd at the '10 Phoenix Open and won the Tour Championship last year. I think he wins again Sunday.
2. James Hahn is currently famous for two things: selling women's shoes at Nordstrom and the dance he did on No. 16 last week at the Phoenix Open. A win at Pebble would put those two pretty far in the rearview mirror.
3. Patrick Cantlay (T17, six back of Snedeker and Hahn) is trying to become the first golfer to win a tournament on a sponsor's exemption in three years (Lee Westwood in 2010). Also, if he finishes in the top two he would be afforded special temporary membership on tour.
4. Tony Romo and Jordan Spieth lead the celebrity portion of the event by one stroke. I hope for Romo's sake it doesn't go to a playoff.
5. The three-round scoring average at the Pebble Beach course (one of the three courses golfers have played, and the one they will play Sunday) is measuring at 71.8, the easiest of the three courses. At 53 degrees and sunny I'm excited about the scores that are going to be posted.
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