AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
|Location||Pebble Beach, California|
|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)
6,858 yd (6,271 m) (SH)
6,838 yd (6,253 m) (MP)
|Organized by||Monterey Peninsula Foundation|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||265 Brandt Snedeker (2015)|
|To par||−22 Brandt Snedeker (2015)|
The AT&T Pebble Beach National 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. 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.
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, 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).
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.
Pro-Am playing format
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:
- Any pre-2000 winner of the tournament itself, as well as any pre-2000 winner of The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship or The Players Championship, is eligible.
- There are 16, rather than the standard eight, sponsor invitations allowed, all going to various professionals.
- After these two special categories, invitations follow most normal PGA Tour Exemption Category rules. Among the exceptions – no Open Qualifying (category 15).
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.
|AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am|
|2015||Brandt Snedeker (2)||United States||265||−22||1,224,000|
|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|
|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|
|1995||Peter Jacobsen||United States||271||−17||252,000|
|1994||Johnny Miller (3)||United States||281||−7||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|||
|1968||Johnny Pott||United States||285PO||−3||16,000|||
|1967||Jack Nicklaus||United States||284||−4||16,000|||
|1966||Don Massengale||United States||283||−5||11,000|||
|1964||Tony Lema||United States||284||−4||5,800|||
|1963||Billy Casper (2)||United States||285||−3||5,300|||
|1962||Doug Ford||United States||286PO||−2||5,300|||
|1961||Bob Rosburg||United States||282||−6||5,300|||
|1960||Ken Venturi||United States||286||−2||4,000|||
|1959||Art Wall, Jr.||United States||279||−9||4,000|||
|Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship|
|1958||Billy Casper||United States||277||−11||4,000|||
|1957||Jay Hebert||United States||213||−3||2,500|||
|1956||Cary Middlecoff (2)||United States||202||−14||2,500|||
|Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship|
|1955||Cary Middlecoff||United States||209||−7||2,500|||
|1954||E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (2)||United States||210||−6||2,000|||
|1953||Lloyd Mangrum (2)||United States||204||−12||2,000|||
|Bing Crosby Pro-Am|
|1952||Jimmy Demaret||United States||145^||+1||2,000|||
|1951||Byron Nelson||United States||209||−7||2,000|||
|1950||Jack Burke, Jr.
Sam Snead (4)
|1949||Ben Hogan||United States||208||−8||2,000|||
|1948||Lloyd Mangrum||United States||205||−10||2,000|||
|1943–46: No tournament due to World War II|
|1942||Johnny Dawson (am)||United States||133||−11||800|||
|1941||Sam Snead (3)||United States||136||−8||500|||
|1940||Ed Oliver||United States||135||−9||500|||
|1939||E.J. "Dutch" Harrison||United States||138||500|||
|1938||Sam Snead (2)||United States||139||−5||500|||
|1937||Sam Snead||United States||68||−4||500|||
- PO Won in playoff
- ^ Weather shortened
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Thirteen players have won this tournament more than once through 2015.
- 5 wins
- Mark O'Meara: 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997
- 2 wins
Notes and references
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Charities
- "Pebble Beach: new course". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon). AP, UPI reports. June 23, 1966. p. 1D.
- Shain, Jeff (February 1, 2013). "AT&T Pebble Beach – First Look". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1996
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1969
- "Archer Wins Bing Crosby Golf Tourney". Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 25, 1969. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1968
- "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.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1967
- "Casper Takes Crosby Tourney Lead". Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. January 23, 1967. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1966
- "Massengale Nips Palmer For Crosby Golf Title". The Gazette (Montreal, Canada). Associated Press. January 24, 1966. p. 36. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1965
- "Crampton Captures Crosby Golf Title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 25, 1965. p. 22. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1964
- "Lema Nabs Crosby Golf Title". The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah). United Press International. January 20, 1964. p. 4B. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1963
- "Casper Captures Crosby Golf Tournament". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 21, 1963. p. 20. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1962
- "Bing Crosby Golf Tourney Opens With 324 Hopefuls". Ocala Star-Banner (Ocala, Florida). Associated Press. January 28, 1962. p. 13. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1961
- "Crosby Golf Show Opens; Demaret Aces". Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). Associated Press. January 18, 1961. p. 3D. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1960
- "Fading Venturi Wins Top Money In Crosby Golf". Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Associated Press. January 25, 1960. p. 7. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1959
- "Art Wall In Crosby Golf Lead". Schenectady Gazette (Schenectady, New York). Associated Press. January 17, 1959. p. 21. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1958
- "Bill Casper Is Crosby Golf Victor". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). Associated Press. January 13, 1958. p. 1-C. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1957
- "Bill Maxwell Holds Two-Stroke Margin". Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada). January 12, 1957. p. 15. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1956
- "Cary Middlecoff Shatters Bing Crosby Golfing Mark". Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada). Associated Press. January 16, 1956. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1955
- "Barber, Leonard Share Golf Lead". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 15, 1955. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1954
- "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.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1953
- "Crosby Lead To Mangrum". The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Associated Press. January 11, 1953. p. B1. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1952
- "Demaret Wins Crosby Golf". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 14, 1952. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1951
- "Nelson Bags One of Most Satisfying Wins of Career". Reading Eagle (Reading, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 15, 1951. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- Four-way tie, no playoff, each won $1237.50
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1950
- "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.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1949
- "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.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1948
- "Mangrum Wins Crosby GolfWith 10-Under-Pr 205". The Day (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. January 12, 1948. p. 8. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- Tie, no playoff, each won $1625
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am History - 1947
- "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.
- "Snead Wins Crosby Open Golf Event". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). Associated Press. January 27, 1941. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- "Oliver Sets Record For Crosby Golf". Reading Eagle (Reading, Pennsylvania). Associated Press. January 29, 1940. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- "Crosby Tourney Winner to Feed Hogs With Prize". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). Associated Press. January 30, 1939. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
- "Sam Snead Wins His Second Bing Crosby Tourney". The Modesto Bee (Modesto, California). United Press. January 17, 1938. p. 8.
- "Parks Sixth In Tourney". The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). February 7, 1937. p. 27. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Winners - at golfobserver.com (since 1970)