AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

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AT&T National Pro-Am
Tournament information
Location Pebble Beach, California
Established 1937
Course(s) Pebble Beach Golf Links
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Monterey Peninsula CC
Par 72 (PB), 72 (SH), 70 (MP)
Length 6,816 yd (6,233 m) (PB)
6,858 yd (6,271 m) (SH)
6,838 yd (6,253 m) (MP)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6,600,000
Month played February
Tournament record score
Aggregate 267 Brandt Snedeker (2013)
To par −20 Mark O'Meara (1997)
−20 Phil Mickelson (2007)
Current champion
United States Jimmy Walker
Pebble Beach Golf Links is located in United States
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Location in the United States

The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, held annually at Pebble Beach, California, near Monterey. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, currently Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club. The event was originally known as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur, or just the Crosby Clambake. After Crosby's death in 1977, the tournament was hosted by his family. The Crosby name was dropped after the 1985 event, and AT&T Corporation became the title sponsor in 1986. It is organized by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.[1]

History[edit]

In 1937, entertainer Bing Crosby hosted the first National Pro-Am Golf Championship in southern California at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, the event's location prior to World War II. Sam Snead won the first tournament, then just 18 holes, with a winner's share of $500. A second round was added in 1938 and was played through 1942. After the war, it resumed in 1947 as a 54-hole event, up the coast on golf courses near Monterey, where it has been played ever since. Beginning that year, it was played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point Club, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club until 1966. The tournament became a 72-hole event in 1958.

In 1967, Spyglass Hill replaced Monterey Peninsula CC as the third course (with the exception of 1977, when it returned to MPCC). In 1991, the private Cypress Point Club was dropped by the PGA Tour because it would not admit an African-American member, and was replaced as a tournament venue by Poppy Hills, which hosted through 2009. Poppy Hills was not well received by the players, primarily due to poor drainage, and Monterey Peninsula CC returned to the rotation in 2010.

Notable professionals in recent years have included Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara, Davis Love III, and Vijay Singh. Notable celebrities have included fan favorite Bill Murray, Glenn Frey, Kevin Costner, Steve Young, George Lopez, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Carson Daly. Past celebrities included many Hollywood legends, some of whom were actually fairly good golfers. Jim Backus, who starred in many movies and television shows, actually made the 36-hole cut in 1964.

The tournament continues to be a success every year despite the rainfall that typically slows down play, especially in 1996, 1998 and 1999 (see Format section below).

There is an equivalent celebrity pro-am event on the European Tour, called the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Gene Littler holds a unique record in this event. When he won the 1975 event, it marked the only time that a player had won this particular event as a professional after having previously won the pro-amateur portion, which Littler did as a 23-year-old amateur in 1954.[2]

Pro-Am playing format[edit]

Singer Justin Timberlake at the 2006 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The starting field consists of 156 professionals and 156 amateurs. One professional is paired with one amateur. Each day, 52 2-man teams will play on one of the three courses. Then on the final day, those professionals and pro-amateur teams making the 54-hole cut will play on the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

  • Individual cut: At 54 holes, the low 60 scorers plus any ties. Players between 61st and 70th (and ties) will receive both official money and FedEx Cup points, as the cut for this tournament ensures the field is smaller than a standard tournament cut of 70. They are also credited as MDF (Made the cut, did not finish).
  • Pro-Amateur cut: At 54 holes, the low 25 teams, plus any ties.

Only professionals may compete in the individual competition part of the tournament. Amateurs are restricted to playing only in the pro-amateur team competition. The local Pebble Beach tournament officials handle pairing of professionals with amateurs, while the PGA Tour's weekly tournament officials handle the assignment of tee times.

According to the 2006 PGA Tour Media Guide:

Format[edit]

Conducted as a planned 72-hole event, 1958–present. Exceptions are as follows:

  • 18 holes: 1937
  • 36 holes - planned: 1938 to 1942
  • 36 holes - due to bad weather: 1952
  • 54 holes - planned: 1947 to 1951, 1953 to 1957
  • 54 holes - due to bad weather: 1974, 1981, 1986, 1998, 1999 and 2009
    • In 1996, the first 36 holes were played as scheduled on Thursday and Friday. Rain on Saturday and Sunday prevented the completion of the tournament and it was canceled (54 holes required to be official due to three course setup).
    • In 1998, weather conditions prevented the tournament from being finished on schedule (9 holes were played Thursday, 9 on Friday, 18 on Saturday, rain Sunday and Monday). The third round was delayed until August to prevent cancellation similar to 1996. 43 of 168 players withdrew rather than return for the final round.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Score To par First
prize ($)
Ref
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2014 Jimmy Walker  United States 276 −11 1,188,000
2013 Brandt Snedeker  United States 267 −19 1,170,000
2012 Phil Mickelson (4)  United States 269 −17 1,152,000
2011 D. A. Points  United States 271 −15 1,134,000
2010 Dustin Johnson (2)  United States 270 −16 1,116,000
2009 Dustin Johnson  United States 201^ −15 1,098,000
2008 Steve Lowery  United States 278PO −10 1,080,000
2007 Phil Mickelson (3)  United States 268 −20 990,000
2006 Arron Oberholser  United States 271 −17 972,000
2005 Phil Mickelson (2)  United States 269 −19 954,000
2004 Vijay Singh  Fiji 272 −16 954,000
2003 Davis Love III (2)  United States 274 −14 900,000
2002 Matt Gogel  United States 274 −14 720,000
2001 Davis Love III  United States 272 −16 720,000
2000 Tiger Woods  United States 273 −15 720,000
1999 Payne Stewart  United States 206^ −10 504,000
1998 Phil Mickelson  United States 202^ −14 450,000
1997 Mark O'Meara (5)  United States 268 −20 342,000
1996 Tournament canceled after two rounds due to weather[3]
1995 Peter Jacobsen  United States 271 −17 252,000
1994 Johnny Miller (3)  United States 281 −7 225,000
1993 Brett Ogle  Australia 276 −12 225,000
1992 Mark O'Meara (4)  United States 275PO −13 198,000
1991 Paul Azinger  United States 274 −14 198,000
1990 Mark O'Meara (3)  United States 281 −7 180,000
1989 Mark O'Meara (2)  United States 277 −11 180,000
1988 Steve Jones  United States 280PO −8 126,000
1987 Johnny Miller (2)  United States 278 −10 108,000
1986 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 205^ −11 108,000
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
1985 Mark O'Meara  United States 283 −5 90,000
1984 Hale Irwin  United States 278PO −10 72,000
1983 Tom Kite  United States 276 −12 58,500
1982 Jim Simons  United States 274 −14 54,000
1981 John Cook  United States 209^ −7 40,500
1980 George Burns  United States 280 −8 54,000
1979 Lon Hinkle  United States 284PO −4 54,000
1978 Tom Watson (2)  United States 280PO −8 45,000
1977 Tom Watson  United States 273 −15 40,000
1976 Ben Crenshaw  United States 281 −7 37,000
1975 Gene Littler  United States 280 −8 37,000
1974 Johnny Miller  United States 208^ −8 27,750
1973 Jack Nicklaus (3)  United States 282PO −6 36,000
1972 Jack Nicklaus (2)  United States 284PO −4 28,000
1971 Tom Shaw  United States 278 −10 27,000
1970 Bert Yancey  United States 278 −10 25,000
1969 George Archer  United States 283 −5 25,000 [4][5]
1968 Johnny Pott  United States 285PO −3 16,000 [6][7]
1967 Jack Nicklaus  United States 284 −4 16,000 [8][9]
1966 Don Massengale  United States 283 −5 11,000 [10][11]
1965 Bruce Crampton  Australia 284 −4 7,500 [12][13]
1964 Tony Lema  United States 284 −4 5,800 [14][15]
1963 Billy Casper (2)  United States 285 −3 5,300 [16][17]
1962 Doug Ford  United States 286PO −2 5,300 [18][19]
1961 Bob Rosburg  United States 282 −6 5,300 [20][21]
1960 Ken Venturi  United States 286 −2 4,000 [22][23]
1959 Art Wall, Jr.  United States 279 −9 4,000 [24][25]
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
1958 Billy Casper  United States 277 −11 4,000 [26][27]
1957 Jay Hebert  United States 213 −3 2,500 [28][29]
1956 Cary Middlecoff (2)  United States 202 −14 2,500 [30][31]
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
1955 Cary Middlecoff  United States 209 −7 2,500 [32][33]
1954 E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (2)  United States 210 −6 2,000 [34][35]
1953 Lloyd Mangrum (2)  United States 204 −12 2,000 [36][37]
Bing Crosby Pro-Am
1952 Jimmy Demaret  United States 145^ +1 2,000 [38][39]
1951 Byron Nelson  United States 209 −7 2,000 [40][41]
1950 Jack Burke, Jr.
Dave Douglas
Smiley Quick
Sam Snead (4)
 United States 214 −2 2,000[42] [43][44]
1949 Ben Hogan  United States 208 −8 2,000 [45][46]
1948 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 205 −10 2,000 [47][48]
1947 George Fazio
Ed Furgol
 United States 213 2,000[49] [50]
1943–46: No tournament due to World War II
1942 Johnny Dawson (am)  United States 133 −11 800 [51]
1941 Sam Snead (3)  United States 136 −8 500 [52]
1940 Ed Oliver  United States 135 −9 500 [53]
1939 E.J. "Dutch" Harrison  United States 138 500 [54]
1938 Sam Snead (2)  United States 139 −5 500 [55]
1937 Sam Snead  United States 68 −4 500 [56]
  • PO Won in playoff
  • ^ Weather shortened

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main source[57]

Multiple winners[edit]

Twelve players have won this tournament more than once through 2014.

In addition, Nicklaus won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in 1972, Watson in 1982.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Charities
  2. ^ Shain, Jeff (February 1, 2013). "AT&T Pebble Beach – First Look". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1996
  4. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1969
  5. ^ "Archer Wins Bing Crosby Golf Tourney". Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 25, 1969. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  6. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1968
  7. ^ "Johnny Pott Wins Crosby Golf Title In Sudden-Death Playoff". The Modesto Bee (Modesto, California). Associated Press. January 12, 1968. p. A-11. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  8. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1967
  9. ^ "Casper Takes Crosby Tourney Lead". Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. January 23, 1967. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  10. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1966
  11. ^ "Massengale Nips Palmer For Crosby Golf Title". The Gazette (Montreal, Canada). Associated Press. January 24, 1966. p. 36. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  12. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1965
  13. ^ "Crampton Captures Crosby Golf Title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 25, 1965. p. 22. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  14. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1964
  15. ^ "Lema Nabs Crosby Golf Title". The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah). United Press International. January 20, 1964. p. 4B. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  16. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1963
  17. ^ "Casper Captures Crosby Golf Tournament". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 21, 1963. p. 20. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  18. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1962
  19. ^ "Bing Crosby Golf Tourney Opens With 324 Hopefuls". Ocala Star-Banner (Ocala, Florida). Associated Press. January 28, 1962. p. 13. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  20. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1961
  21. ^ "Crosby Golf Show Opens; Demaret Aces". Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). Associated Press. January 18, 1961. p. 3D. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  22. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1960
  23. ^ "Fading Venturi Wins Top Money In Crosby Golf". Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. January 25, 1960. p. 7. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  24. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1959
  25. ^ "Art Wall In Crosby Golf Lead". Schenectady Gazette (Schenectady, New York). Associated Press. January 17, 1959. p. 21. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  26. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1958
  27. ^ "Bill Casper Is Crosby Golf Victor". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). Associated Press. January 13, 1958. p. 1-C. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  28. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1957
  29. ^ "Bill Maxwell Holds Two-Stroke Margin". Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada). January 12, 1957. p. 15. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  30. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1956
  31. ^ "Cary Middlecoff Shatters Bing Crosby Golfing Mark". Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada). Associated Press. January 16, 1956. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  32. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1955
  33. ^ "Barber, Leonard Share Golf Lead". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 15, 1955. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  34. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1954
  35. ^ "Veteran Pro Captures Bing Crosby Event By One Stroke". Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, California). United Press. January 18, 1954. p. 10. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  36. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1953
  37. ^ "Crosby Lead To Mangrum". The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Associated Press. January 11, 1953. p. B1. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  38. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1952
  39. ^ "Demaret Wins Crosby Golf". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 14, 1952. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  40. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1951
  41. ^ "Nelson Bags One of Most Satisfying Wins of Career". Reading Eagle (Reading, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 15, 1951. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  42. ^ Four-way tie, no playoff, each won $1237.50
  43. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1950
  44. ^ "Snead and Three Tie To Win Crosby Tourney". The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida). Associated Press. January 16, 1950. p. 7. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  45. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1949
  46. ^ "Hogan Wins Crosby Tourney With Total Of 208". Daytona Beach Morning Journal (Daytona Beach, Florida). Associated Press. January 17, 1949. p. 5. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  47. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1948
  48. ^ "Mangrum Wins Crosby GolfWith 10-Under-Pr 205". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 12, 1948. p. 8. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  49. ^ Tie, no playoff, each won $1625
  50. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1947
  51. ^ "Dawson's Record 133 Wins Crosby Golf, But No Cash!". The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). United Press. February 2, 1942. p. 20. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  52. ^ "Snead Wins Crosby Open Golf Event". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). Associated Press. January 27, 1941. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  53. ^ "Oliver Sets Record For Crosby Golf". Reading Eagle (Reading, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 29, 1940. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  54. ^ "Crosby Tourney Winner to Feed Hogs With Prize". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). Associated Press. January 30, 1939. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  55. ^ "Sam Snead Wins His Second Bing Crosby Tourney". The Modesto Bee (Modesto, California). United Press. January 17, 1938. p. 8. 
  56. ^ "Parks Sixth In Tourney". The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). February 7, 1937. p. 27. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  57. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Winners - at golfobserver.com (since 1970)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°34′05″N 121°57′00″W / 36.568°N 121.950°W / 36.568; -121.950