First Tee Open

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Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
Tournament information
Location Monterey, California
Established 2004
Course(s) Pebble Beach Golf Links
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Par 72 (PB), 71 (PH)
Length 7,040 yd (6,440 m) (PB)
7,002 yd (6,403 m) (PH)
Tour(s) Champions Tour
Format Stroke play - 54 holes
(no cut)
Prize fund $2 million
Month played September
Tournament record score
Aggregate 201 Craig Stadler (2004)
To par −15 Craig Stadler (2004)
Current champion
England Paul Broadhurst
Monterey is located in the US
Monterey
Monterey
Location in the United States

The First Tee Open is a golf tournament on the Champions Tour. Normally held in August/September in Monterey, California at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course, but has also been played July. In 2014 it was played at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills Golf Course. It is an official Champions tour event that pairs one junior with one senior, Champions Tour player and two amateurs. Seventy-eight junior spots are awarded, seventy chosen from two selection processes and eight exemptions are selected through The First Tee of Monterey County and Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the host organization. Walmart was the title sponsor of this event from 2004 to 2009. National Association for Home Care & Hospice was the title sponsor for 2010. Nature Valley is the current title sponsor for the 2011 tournament.

The purse for the 2012 tournament was US$1,800,000, with $255,000 going to the winner. The tournament was founded in 2004 as The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach presented by Wal-Mart. The First Tee of Monterey County is one of the direct receivers of the proceeds made from this tournament.

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score Margin Purse ($)
Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2016 Sep 16–18 Paul Broadhurst  England 204 (−11) 1 stroke 2,000,000
2015 Sep 25–27 Esteban Toledo  Mexico 206 (−9) 1 stroke 2,000,000
2014 Sep 26–28 John Cook  United States 204 (−11) 1 stroke 1,900,000
2013 Sep 27–29 Kirk Triplett (2)  United States 205 (−11) 2 strokes 1,800,000
2012 Jul 6–8 Kirk Triplett  United States 206 (−10) 2 strokes 1,800,000
2011 Jul 8–10 Jeff Sluman (3)  United States 206 (−10) 2 strokes 1,800,000
Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2010 Sep 3–5 Ted Schulz  United States 202 (−14) 1 stroke 1,800,000
Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2009 Sep 4–6 Jeff Sluman (2)  United States 206 (−10) 2 strokes 2,100,000
2008 Aug 29–31 Jeff Sluman  United States 202 (−14) 5 strokes 2,100,000
Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
2007 Aug 31 – Sep 2 Gil Morgan  United States 202 (−14) 2 strokes 2,000,000
2006 Sep 1–3 Scott Simpson  United States 204 (−12) 1 stroke 2,000,000
2005 Sep 2–4 Hale Irwin  United States 203 (−13) 1 stroke 2,000,000
The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach presented by Wal-Mart
2004 Sep 3-5 Craig Stadler  United States 201 (−15) 3 strokes 2,000,000

Multiple winners[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°34′N 121°57′W / 36.56°N 121.95°W / 36.56; -121.95