Winning at Pebble Beach is like golf's rite of passage to glory. Besides winning a major championship, some of the sport's all-time legends have made their mark at Pebble and gone on to incredible careers, ranging from Byron Nelson and Billy Casper to Tiger Woods and this week's defending champion, Phil Mickelson.
As picturesque as Pebble appears—the crisp, cool air paired with the fairytale backdrop of blue waves crashing just below Pebble's lush greenery—it's a callous and challenging test.
Pebble's rise and fall in slope, thick rough and tiny putting greens test golf's elite from tee to green. Though it measures shorter than any course on the PGA Tour at 6,816 yards, it demands strategy and precision with every swing of the club.
The player with the most complete game often perseveres at the AT&T. Let's take a look at who's stock is trending up and whose is trending down heading into the tournament.