AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Tournament information
Location Pebble Beach, California
Established 1937, 79 years ago
Course(s) Pebble Beach Golf Links
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Monterey Peninsula CC
Par 72 (PB), 72 (SH), 71 (MP)
Length 6,816 yd (6,233 m) (PB)
6,953 yd (6,358 m) (SH)
6,914 yd (6,322 m) (MP)
Organized by Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $7.0 million
Month played February
Tournament record score
Aggregate 265 Brandt Snedeker (2015)
To par −22 Brandt Snedeker (2015)
Current champion
United States Vaughn Taylor
Pebble Beach is located in USA
Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach
Location in the United States
Pebble Beach is located in California
Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach
Location in California

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, held annually at Pebble Beach, California, near Carmel. 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 for eight years.[1] The Crosby name was dropped after the 1985 event,[2][3] and AT&T Corporation became the title sponsor in 1986. It is organized by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.[4]

History[edit]

Founded 79 years ago in 1937, entertainer Bing Crosby hosted the first National Pro-Am Golf Championship in southern California at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in San Diego County, the event's location prior to World War II.[3] Sam Snead won the first tournament, then just 18 holes, with a winner's share of $500.[5] A second round was added in 1938 and was played through 1942.[5][6][7] 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,[8] 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, Jordan Spieth, and Vijay Singh. Notable celebrities have included fan favorite Bill Murray, Glenn Frey, Kevin Costner, Steve Young, George Lopez, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Kenny G, Ray Romano, Clay Walker, 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 been the amateur on the winning pro-am team which Littler did as a 23-year-old amateur in 1954.[9]

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.

Professional field[edit]

The professional field consists of 156 players selected using the standard eligibility rankings except that the following shall first be eligible:[10][11]

  1. AT&T Pebble Beach winners prior to 2000 and in the last five seasons
  2. The Players Championship and major championship winners prior to 2000 and in the last five years

There is no open qualifying for this tournament.

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 Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up First
prize ($)
Ref
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
2016 Vaughn Taylor  United States 270 −17 1 stroke United States Phil Mickelson 1,260,000
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2015 Brandt Snedeker (2)  United States 265 −22 3 strokes United States Nick Watney 1,224,000
2014 Jimmy Walker  United States 276 −11 1 stroke United States Dustin Johnson
United States Jim Renner
1,188,000
2013 Brandt Snedeker  United States 267 −19 2 strokes United States Chris Kirk 1,170,000
2012 Phil Mickelson (4)  United States 269 −17 2 strokes South Korea Charlie Wi 1,152,000
2011 D. A. Points  United States 271 −15 2 strokes United States Hunter Mahan 1,134,000
2010 Dustin Johnson (2)  United States 270 −16 1 stroke United States David Duval
United States J. B. Holmes
1,116,000
2009 Dustin Johnson  United States 201^ −15 4 strokes Canada Mike Weir 1,098,000
2008 Steve Lowery  United States 278 −10 Playoff Fiji Vijay Singh 1,080,000
2007 Phil Mickelson (3)  United States 268 −20 5 strokes United States Kevin Sutherland 990,000
2006 Arron Oberholser  United States 271 −17 5 strokes South Africa Rory Sabbatini 972,000
2005 Phil Mickelson (2)  United States 269 −19 4 strokes Canada Mike Weir 954,000
2004 Vijay Singh  Fiji 272 −16 3 strokes United States Jeff Maggert 954,000
2003 Davis Love III (2)  United States 274 −14 1 stroke United States Tom Lehman 900,000
2002 Matt Gogel  United States 274 −14 3 strokes United States Pat Perez 720,000
2001 Davis Love III  United States 272 −16 1 stroke Fiji Vijay Singh 720,000
2000 Tiger Woods  United States 273 −15 2 strokes United States Matt Gogel
Fiji Vijay Singh
720,000
1999 Payne Stewart  United States 206^ −10 1 stroke United States Frank Lickliter 504,000
1998 Phil Mickelson  United States 202^ −14 1 stroke United States Tom Pernice, Jr. 450,000
1997 Mark O'Meara (5)  United States 268 −20 1 stroke United States David Duval
United States Tiger Woods
342,000
1996 Tournament canceled after two rounds due to weather[12]
1995 Peter Jacobsen  United States 271 −17 2 strokes United States David Duval 252,000
1994 Johnny Miller (3)  United States 281 −7 1 stroke United States Jeff Maggert
United States Corey Pavin
United States Kirk Triplett
United States Tom Watson
225,000
1993 Brett Ogle  Australia 276 −12 3 strokes United States Billy Ray Brown 225,000
1992 Mark O'Meara (4)  United States 275 −13 Playoff United States Jeff Sluman 198,000
1991 Paul Azinger  United States 274 −14 4 strokes United States Brian Claar
United States Corey Pavin
198,000
1990 Mark O'Meara (3)  United States 281 −7 2 strokes United States Kenny Perry 180,000
1989 Mark O'Meara (2)  United States 277 −11 1 stroke United States Tom Kite 180,000
1988 Steve Jones  United States 280 −8 Playoff United States Bob Tway 126,000
1987 Johnny Miller (2)  United States 278 −10 1 stroke United States Payne Stewart 108,000
1986 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 205^ −11 5 strokes United States Payne Stewart 108,000
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
1985 Mark O'Meara  United States 283 −5 1 stroke Japan Kikuo Arai
United States Larry Rinker
United States Curtis Strange
90,000
1984 Hale Irwin  United States 278 −10 Playoff Canada Jim Nelford 72,000
1983 Tom Kite  United States 276 −12 2 strokes United States Rex Caldwell
United States Calvin Peete
58,500
1982 Jim Simons  United States 274 −14 2 strokes United States Craig Stadler 54,000
1981 John Cook  United States 209^ −7 Playoff United States Bobby Clampett
United States Ben Crenshaw
United States Hale Irwin
United States Barney Thompson
40,500
1980 George Burns  United States 280 −8 1 stroke United States Dan Pohl 54,000
1979 Lon Hinkle  United States 284 −4 Playoff United States Andy Bean
United States Mark Hayes
54,000
1978 Tom Watson (2)  United States 280 −8 Playoff United States Ben Crenshaw 45,000
1977 Tom Watson  United States 273 −15 1 stroke England Tony Jacklin 40,000
1976 Ben Crenshaw  United States 281 −7 2 strokes United States Mike Morley 37,000
1975 Gene Littler  United States 280 −8 4 strokes United States Hubert Green 37,000
1974 Johnny Miller  United States 208^ −8 4 strokes United States Grier Jones 27,750
1973 Jack Nicklaus (3)  United States 282 −6 Playoff United States Raymond Floyd
United States Orville Moody
36,000
1972 Jack Nicklaus (2)  United States 284 −4 Playoff United States Johnny Miller 28,000
1971 Tom Shaw  United States 278 −10 2 strokes United States Arnold Palmer 27,000
1970 Bert Yancey  United States 278 −10 1 stroke United States Jack Nicklaus 25,000
1969 George Archer  United States 283 −5 1 stroke United States Bob Dickson
United States Dale Douglass
United States Howie Johnson
25,000 [13][14]
1968 Johnny Pott  United States 285 −3 Playoff United States Billy Casper
Australia Bruce Devlin
16,000 [15][16]
1967 Jack Nicklaus  United States 284 −4 5 strokes United States Billy Casper 16,000 [17][18]
1966 Don Massengale  United States 283 −4 1 stroke United States Arnold Palmer 11,000 [19][20]
1965 Bruce Crampton  Australia 284 −3 3 strokes United States Tony Lema 7,500 [21][22]
1964 Tony Lema  United States 284 −4 3 strokes United States Gay Brewer
United States Bo Wininger
5,800 [23][24]
1963 Billy Casper (2)  United States 285 −3 1 stroke United States Dave Hill
United States Jack Nicklaus
South Africa Gary Player
United States Bob Rosburg
United States Art Wall, Jr.
5,300 [25][26]
1962 Doug Ford  United States 286 −2 Playoff United States Joe Campbell 5,300 [27][28]
1961 Bob Rosburg  United States 282 −6 1 stroke Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo
United States Dave Ragan
5,300 [29][30]
1960 Ken Venturi  United States 286 −2 3 strokes United States Julius Boros
United States Tommy Jacobs
4,000 [31][32]
1959 Art Wall, Jr.  United States 279 −9 2 strokes United States Jimmy Demaret
United States Gene Littler
4,000 [33][34]
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
1958 Billy Casper  United States 277 −11 4 strokes United States Dave Marr 4,000 [35][36]
1957 Jay Hebert  United States 213 −3 2 strokes United States Cary Middlecoff 2,500 [37][38]
1956 Cary Middlecoff (2)  United States 202 −14 5 strokes United States Mike Souchak 2,500 [39][40]
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
1955 Cary Middlecoff  United States 209 −7 4 strokes United States Julius Boros
United States Paul McGuire
2,500 [41][42]
1954 E. J. Harrison (2)  United States 210 −6 1 stroke United States Jimmy Demaret 2,000 [43][44]
1953 Lloyd Mangrum (2)  United States 204 −12 4 strokes United States Julius Boros 2,000 [45][46]
Bing Crosby Pro-Am
1952 Jimmy Demaret  United States 145^ +1 2 strokes United States Art Bell 2,000 [47][48]
1951 Byron Nelson  United States 209 −7 3 strokes United States Cary Middlecoff 2,000 [49][50]
1950 Jack Burke, Jr.
Dave Douglas
Smiley Quick
Sam Snead (4)
 United States 214 −2 n/a 2,000[51] [52][53]
1949 Ben Hogan  United States 208 −8 2 strokes Australia Jim Ferrier 2,000 [54][55]
1948 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 205 −10 5 strokes Canada Stan Leonard 2,000 [56][57]
1947 George Fazio
Ed Furgol
 United States 213 n/a 2,000[58] [59]
1943–46: No tournament due to World War II
1942 Johnny Dawson (a)  United States 133 −11 3 strokes United States Leland Gibson
United States Lloyd Mangrum
800 [60]
1941 Sam Snead (3)  United States 136 −8 1 stroke United States Craig Wood 500 [61]
1940 Ed Oliver  United States 135 −9 3 strokes United States Vic Ghezzi 500 [62]
1939 E. J. Harrison  United States 138 1 stroke United States Byron Nelson
United States Horton Smith
500 [63]
1938 Sam Snead (2)  United States 139 −5 2 strokes United States Jimmy Hines 500 [64]
1937 Sam Snead  United States 68 −4 4 strokes United States George Von Elm 500 [65]

^Weather-shortened
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main source[66]

Multiple winners[edit]

Thirteen players have won this tournament more than once through 2016.

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

Two others have won an AT&T and a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach; Tom Kite (1983 & 1992), and Tiger Woods (2000 & 2000).

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Crosby tourney will continue". Gettysburg Times (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. October 17, 1977. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Crosby family ends ties to familiar golf tourney". Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas). Associated Press. April 23, 1985. p. 11. 
  3. ^ a b "Exploitation blamed for Crosby cancellation". Times Daily (Florence, Alabama). Associated Press. April 24, 1985. p. 6D. 
  4. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Charities
  5. ^ a b "Golfers ready for opening of Crosby's meet". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Florida). Associated Press. January 24, 1941. p. 9. 
  6. ^ "Sam Snead repeats to win Crosby tournament". Lawrence Daily Journal-World (Kansas). Associated Press. January 17, 1938. p. 8. 
  7. ^ "To Crosby fiesta". Lawrence Daily Journal-World (Kansas). Associated Press. January 29, 1942. p. 8. 
  8. ^ "Pebble Beach: new course". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon). AP, UPI reports. June 23, 1966. p. 1D. 
  9. ^ Shain, Jeff (February 1, 2013). "AT&T Pebble Beach – First Look". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2015-2016 PGA Tour Eligibility Ranking". Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "2015–16 PGA Tour Player Handbook & Tournament Regulations" (PDF). October 5, 2015. 
  12. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1996
  13. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1969
  14. ^ "Archer Wins Bing Crosby Golf Tourney". Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 25, 1969. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  15. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1968
  16. ^ "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. 
  17. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1967
  18. ^ "Casper Takes Crosby Tourney Lead". Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. January 23, 1967. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  19. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1966
  20. ^ "Massengale Nips Palmer For Crosby Golf Title". The Gazette (Montreal, Canada). Associated Press. January 24, 1966. p. 36. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  21. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1965
  22. ^ "Crampton Captures Crosby Golf Title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 25, 1965. p. 22. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  23. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1964
  24. ^ "Lema Nabs Crosby Golf Title". The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah). United Press International. January 20, 1964. p. 4B. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  25. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1963
  26. ^ "Casper Captures Crosby Golf Tournament". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 21, 1963. p. 20. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  27. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1962
  28. ^ "Bing Crosby Golf Tourney Opens With 324 Hopefuls". Ocala Star-Banner (Ocala, Florida). Associated Press. January 28, 1962. p. 13. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  29. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1961
  30. ^ "Crosby Golf Show Opens; Demaret Aces". Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). Associated Press. January 18, 1961. p. 3D. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  31. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1960
  32. ^ "Fading Venturi Wins Top Money In Crosby Golf". Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. January 25, 1960. p. 7. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  33. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1959
  34. ^ "Art Wall In Crosby Golf Lead". Schenectady Gazette (Schenectady, New York). Associated Press. January 17, 1959. p. 21. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  35. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1958
  36. ^ "Bill Casper Is Crosby Golf Victor". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). Associated Press. January 13, 1958. p. 1-C. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  37. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1957
  38. ^ "Bill Maxwell Holds Two-Stroke Margin". Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada). January 12, 1957. p. 15. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  39. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1956
  40. ^ "Cary Middlecoff Shatters Bing Crosby Golfing Mark". Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada). Associated Press. January 16, 1956. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  41. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1955
  42. ^ "Barber, Leonard Share Golf Lead". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 15, 1955. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  43. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1954
  44. ^ "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. 
  45. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1953
  46. ^ "Crosby Lead To Mangrum". The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Associated Press. January 11, 1953. p. B1. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  47. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1952
  48. ^ "Demaret Wins Crosby Golf". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 14, 1952. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  49. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1951
  50. ^ "Nelson Bags One of Most Satisfying Wins of Career". Reading Eagle (Reading, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 15, 1951. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  51. ^ Four-way tie, no playoff, each won $1237.50
  52. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1950
  53. ^ "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. 
  54. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1949
  55. ^ "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. 
  56. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1948
  57. ^ "Mangrum Wins Crosby GolfWith 10-Under-Pr 205". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 12, 1948. p. 8. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  58. ^ Tie, no playoff, each won $1625
  59. ^ AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1947
  60. ^ "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. 
  61. ^ "Snead Wins Crosby Open Golf Event". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). Associated Press. January 27, 1941. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  62. ^ "Oliver Sets Record For Crosby Golf". Reading Eagle (Reading, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 29, 1940. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  63. ^ "Crosby Tourney Winner to Feed Hogs With Prize". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). Associated Press. January 30, 1939. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  64. ^ "Sam Snead Wins His Second Bing Crosby Tourney". The Modesto Bee (Modesto, California). United Press. January 17, 1938. p. 8. 
  65. ^ "Parks Sixth In Tourney". The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). February 8, 1937. p. 27. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  66. ^ 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