When Dustin Johnson withdrew from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am early this week, it left a tournament whose course is a monster attraction with few stars left to play it. None of the top 10 players in the world will be teeing it up and only three of the top 40 in the Official World Golf Rankings have a tee time at both Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill Golf Course on Thursday and Friday.

However, don’t be fooled by these rankings. Just beyond the numbers lurks a handful of stars whose names have not entered the everyday golf lexicon, and one of those names is Will Zalatoris.

Zalatoris is ranked No. 49 in the world, but that belies his talent level. Data Golf, which uses adjusted strokes gained instead of finish position as a barometer for how well they’re playing, has Zalatoris No. 26 in the world, just ahead of…

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