Little did Dustin Johnson realize that his -5, 67 on Saturday would earn him the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am title on Monday. Relentless rain and high winds forced the event to be determined after three rounds. Johnson's 54 hole victory earned him a spot in the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship later this month. Mike Weir finished 2nd and Retief Goosen claimed solo 3rd. The tournament cancelling weather front dumped up to 1 1/2 inches of rain and wind gusts up to 60 mph. One such gust toppled a 40 foot pine tree on the course. Playing Pebble is dicey at this time of the year. It's character changes drastically in the summer with firmer fairways and slicker, drier greens.
Next up for the men is the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club where rusty Phil Mickelson defends. Perhaps Northern Trust is the rare financial institution that didn't succumb to sub-prime mortgage greed.