Who to watch for at Pebble Beach

The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is one of the most unique events on the PGA Tour schedule each year.

Not only does it pair the golfers with a celebrity partner, it is played on one of the most breathe taking courses on Earth.

To many, Pebble Beach is THE golf course to play. Many consider it to be No. 1 on their list of courses.

The players will each play Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill Golf Club and Peninsula Country Club one time a piece.

Two of the three courses; Spyglass and Pebble, ranked fourth and fifth hardest courses (non-major) on the PGA Tour in 2011.

Of course, the big news and draw this year is that Tiger Woods will be making his 2012 PGA Tour debut this week at Pebble Beach.

Here are a few other players to keep an eye at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Spencer Levin

Yes, the same Levin who collapsed last week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open after taking a six stroke lead into the final round on Sunday.

The Nor-Cal native has a good history on the Monterey Peninsula that includes a T14 finish in 2009. Also finishing in a tie for fourth in 2011.

Levin is ranked 18th in scoring average so far this season on the PGA Tour. He has a solid game and will be looking to bounce back as did Kyle Stanley after his devastating defeat two weeks ago.

DA Points

It's tough to not include the defending champion on a list of who to watch for at any event.

Points led the tournament last year in putting and co-led in eagles and birdies, finishing the event at 15-under par in 2011.

The 35-year old has also started off his 2012 season with two top-10 finishes at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Farmers Insurance Open.

Dustin Johnson

Although his 2012 season has not started out as hot as many; and he, would have thought or liked. Johnson feels at ease here at Pebble Beach.

The long hitter was a back-to-back champion here in 2009 and 2010, posting winning scores of 15-under and 16-under in those victories.

Johnson has a scoring average at Pebble of 69.71 in this event. You can almost see his name close to the top of the leader board already.

Phil Mickelson (Sleeper Pick)

Though it's tough to call a three time winner of an event a 'sleeper', Mickelson's season has not been on fire so far in 2012.

Lefty does have seven top-10 finishes in 16 appearances at the AT&T, which include the last two years in a row.

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