Pebble Seashore occupies a particular put in Maverick McNealy’s coronary heart.
For his 16th birthday, McNealy performed the legendary monitor for the incredibly initially time. He grew up taking part in The Hay short study course on the identical home with his brothers, likely all-around and around as any younger child would.
Due to the fact turning professional, McNealy has discovered accomplishment revisiting the Monterey Peninsula for the AT&T Pebble Seaside Pro-Am. He’s completed inside of the prime five on two situations, 1 garnering a silver medal driving Daniel Berger in 2021.
“This is one of, if not my most loved, function every single calendar year on Tour. I like the golfing courses. I’d say any working day with quick sleeves at Pebble Seaside is heading to be a bucket record day,” he reported Tuesday for the duration of a pre-tournament sit down with the media.
McNealy returns to his satisfied position with his sport really a lot intact.
Since lacking the weekend at the period-opening Fortinet Championship, the 27-yr-previous has gathered 5 top rated-20 finishes in seven official begins which include a few prime 10s.
“I really feel like I have been executing every little thing just a tiny bit far better this year. Putting has been a seriously shiny location for me, genuinely regular 7 days in, 7 days out,” he claimed.
“Just tweaking tiny points below and there. I do not assume there is any magic force to get over the hump and the hurdle, but just striving to discover small bits and parts that I can boost on listed here and there.”
McNealy’s concluded runner-up 2 times in California for the duration of his Tour career. Why does he enjoy pegging it in his dwelling state so considerably? Two items: Poa annua grass and …
Grandma’s property cooking.
“I could start off with the household cooking. I’m remaining with my grandparents this 7 days, so grandma’s house cooking,” he claimed.
With loved ones in city, a meaningful location, and the deficiency of a Tour get on his resume, is the Stanford grad putting far too a great deal strain on himself this 7 days?
“I assume incredibly, very substantially in the existing,” McNealy mentioned. “The previous and the potential are all points you just make up in your mind, and truly the only matter that issues is correct now.
“To be sincere, I’m just centered on a handful of things ideal now. I’m centered on creating guaranteed my placing speed is superior, building sure that I see strains on these greens, building positive that I do my golfing swing routine maintenance, generating confident that my overall body is in superior condition and I am completely ready to go, and most importantly earning confident I’m rested.”
The flat adhere has been a major component of McNealy’s accomplishment so much this season. He ranks next in SG: Placing and really should be equipped to retain the momentum transferring in the appropriate way on his favorite floor.
Amid all the opportunity interruptions, he’s wanting forward to getting begun on Thursday.