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Phil Mickelson

On The Tee: Spieth wants a trophy for himself

If his match earlier this week was any indication, Jordan Spieth could be in trouble at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

He couldn't even beat a country singer.

To be fair, the world's No. 1 player was giving Jake Owen nine shots when they played at Cypress Point. Then again, he said Owen was beating him from the same set of tees and without taking any strokes through the opening six holes. It came down to the 18th, and Spieth had a 12-foot birdie to square the match. He missed.

"Jake celebrated and that was about that," Spieth said.

Now for the good news. Owen is his partner when the tournament for 156 pros and 156 amateurs on three golf courses...