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Patrick Cantlay ties course record at Pebble Beach

Patrick Cantlay carded 10 birdies and did not bogey in the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Thursday in Pebble Beach, Calif. File Photo by Howard Shen/UPI
Patrick Cantlay carded 10 birdies and did not bogey in the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Thursday in Pebble Beach, Calif. File Photo by Howard Shen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Golfer Patrick Cantlay carded a 10-under par 62 to tie a course record in the first round of the 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Cantlay had 10 birdies and did not bogey a single hole during the round Thursday in Pebble Beach, Calif. His 62 tied the mark set by David Duval in 1997 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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Cantlay, ranked No. 11 in the Official World Golf Ranking, carded birdies on seven of his first eight holes and was 7-under par on the front nine. He made par on six of his next seven holes. He birdied Nos. 11, 17 and 18 and went 3-under par on the back nine.

Akshay Bhatia and Henrik Norlander are tied for second place at 8-under par after 18 holes.

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Nate Lashley and Jordan Spieth are tied for fourth place heading into the second round. Francesco Molinari and Jason Day are tied for 32nd. Five-time champion Phil Mickelson is tied for 118th after he finished 2-over par through his first 18 holes.

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The 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am does not feature amateur players or celebrities this year due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

The 156-player, professional-only field also does not include a single player ranked among the Top 10 in the world. Just three players in the field rank among the Top 20.

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The Thursday-through-Sunday PGA Tour tournament has a $7.8 million prize purse, including $1.36 million for first place.

Second-round play airs from 3 to 6 p.m. EST Friday on Golf Channel. The third round will air from 1 to 3 p.m. EST Saturday on Golf Channel and from 3 to 6 p.m. EST Saturday on CBS.

The final round will air from 1 to 3 p.m. EST Sunday on Golf Channel and from 3 to 6:30 p.m. EST Sunday on CBS.

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