AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
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Tournament information
Location Pebble Beach, California
Established 1937, 83 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)
7,035 yd (6,433 m) (SH)
6,958 yd (6,362 m) (MP)
Organized by Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $7.8 million
Month played February
Tournament record score
Aggregate 265 Brandt Snedeker (2015)
To par βˆ’22 Brandt Snedeker (2015)
Current champion
Canada Nick Taylor

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 usually 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 34 years ago in 1986.[4] It is organized by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.[5]

History

Founded 83 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.[6] A second round was added in 1938 and was played through 1942.[6][7][8]

After the war, it resumed in 1947 as a 54-hole event, up the coast on golf courses near Monterey,[9][10] 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.[11][12]

In 1967,[13] 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,[14] 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, Justin Timberlake, Ray Romano, Clay Walker, and Carson Daly. Past celebrities included many Hollywood legends, some of whom were accomplished amateur golfers. Jim Backus, best known as the voice of Mr. Magoo and as Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island, made the 36-hole pro-am cut in 1964.

The tournament continues to be a success every year despite the rainfall that often occurs, notably in 1996, 1998 and 1999 (see Format section below).

There is a similar 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.[15]

Tournament playing format

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

The starting field consists of 156 professionals and 156 amateurs. Each professional is paired with an amateur player. On the first three days 156 two-man teams will play a better ball format with one round on each of the three courses. The pros also play an individual stroke play format. On the final day, those professionals and pro-am teams making the 54-hole cut will play on the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

  • Individual pro 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 to accommodate the pro-am teams playing on the last day. They are indicated as MDF (made cut, did not finish); this designation is used in other PGA Tour events when more than 78 players make the cut and the field is reduced to 70 and ties after the third round.
  • Pro-Am 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 organize the pairing of professionals with amateurs, while the PGA Tour manages the assignment of the pros' tee times.

Professional field

The professional field consists of 156 players selected using the standard eligibility rankings except that the following shall first be eligible:[16][17]

  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

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).[18][19]
    • 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.

Tournament hosts

Venue Years Times
Pebble Beach Golf Links 1947–present 73
Spyglass Hill Golf Course 1967–1976, 1978–present 52
Monterey Peninsula CC, Shore Course 1965, 1966, 1977, 2010–present 13
Poppy Hills Golf Course 1991–2009 19
Cypress Point Club 1947–1990 44
Monterey Peninsula CC, Dunes Course 1947–1964 18
Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club 1937–1942 6

Winners

Year Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up First
prize ($)
Ref
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
2020 Nick Taylor  Canada 268 βˆ’19 4 strokes United States Kevin Streelman 1,404,000
2019 Phil Mickelson (5)  United States 268 βˆ’19 3 strokes England Paul Casey 1,368,000
2018 Ted Potter Jr.  United States 270 βˆ’17 3 strokes Australia Jason Day
United States Dustin Johnson
United States Phil Mickelson
United States Chez Reavie
1,332,000
2017 Jordan Spieth  United States 268 βˆ’19 4 strokes United States Kelly Kraft 1,296,000
2016 Vaughn Taylor  United States 270 βˆ’17 1 stroke United States Phil Mickelson 1,260,000
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2015 Brandt Snedeker (2)  United States 265 βˆ’22 3 strokes United States Nick Watney 1,224,000
2014 Jimmy Walker  United States 276 βˆ’11 1 stroke United States Dustin Johnson
United States Jim Renner
1,188,000
2013 Brandt Snedeker  United States 267 βˆ’19 2 strokes United States Chris Kirk 1,170,000
2012 Phil Mickelson (4)  United States 269 βˆ’17 2 strokes South Korea Charlie Wi 1,152,000
2011 D. A. Points  United States 271 βˆ’15 2 strokes United States Hunter Mahan 1,134,000
2010 Dustin Johnson (2)  United States 270 βˆ’16 1 stroke United States David Duval
United States J. B. Holmes
1,116,000
2009 Dustin Johnson  United States 201^ βˆ’15 4 strokes Canada Mike Weir 1,098,000
2008 Steve Lowery  United States 278 βˆ’10 Playoff Fiji Vijay Singh 1,080,000
2007 Phil Mickelson (3)  United States 268 βˆ’20 5 strokes United States Kevin Sutherland 990,000
2006 Arron Oberholser  United States 271 βˆ’17 5 strokes South Africa Rory Sabbatini 972,000
2005 Phil Mickelson (2)  United States 269 βˆ’19 4 strokes Canada Mike Weir 954,000
2004 Vijay Singh  Fiji 272 βˆ’16 3 strokes United States Jeff Maggert 954,000
2003 Davis Love III (2)  United States 274 βˆ’14 1 stroke United States Tom Lehman 900,000
2002 Matt Gogel  United States 274 βˆ’14 3 strokes United States Pat Perez 720,000
2001 Davis Love III  United States 272 βˆ’16 1 stroke Fiji Vijay Singh 720,000
2000 Tiger Woods  United States 273 βˆ’15 2 strokes United States Matt Gogel
Fiji Vijay Singh
720,000
1999 Payne Stewart  United States 206^ βˆ’10 1 stroke United States Frank Lickliter 504,000
1998 Phil Mickelson  United States 202^ βˆ’14 1 stroke United States Tom Pernice, Jr. 450,000
1997 Mark O'Meara (5)  United States 268 βˆ’20 1 stroke United States David Duval
United States Tiger Woods
342,000
1996 Tournament canceled after two rounds due to weather [18][19][20]
1995 Peter Jacobsen  United States 271 βˆ’17 2 strokes United States David Duval 252,000
1994 Johnny Miller (3)  United States 281 βˆ’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 βˆ’12 3 strokes United States Billy Ray Brown 225,000
1992 Mark O'Meara (4)  United States 275 βˆ’13 Playoff United States Jeff Sluman 198,000
1991 Paul Azinger  United States 274 βˆ’14 4 strokes United States Brian Claar
United States Corey Pavin
198,000
1990 Mark O'Meara (3)  United States 281 βˆ’7 2 strokes United States Kenny Perry 180,000
1989 Mark O'Meara (2)  United States 277 βˆ’11 1 stroke United States Tom Kite 180,000
1988 Steve Jones  United States 280 βˆ’8 Playoff United States Bob Tway 126,000
1987 Johnny Miller (2)  United States 278 βˆ’10 1 stroke United States Payne Stewart 108,000
1986 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 205^ βˆ’11 5 strokes United States Payne Stewart 108,000
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
1985 Mark O'Meara  United States 283 βˆ’5 1 stroke Japan Kikuo Arai
United States Larry Rinker
United States Curtis Strange
90,000
1984 Hale Irwin  United States 278 βˆ’10 Playoff Canada Jim Nelford 72,000
1983 Tom Kite  United States 276 βˆ’12 2 strokes United States Rex Caldwell
United States Calvin Peete
58,500
1982 Jim Simons  United States 274 βˆ’14 2 strokes United States Craig Stadler 54,000
1981 John Cook  United States 209^ βˆ’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 βˆ’8 1 stroke United States Dan Pohl 54,000
1979 Lon Hinkle  United States 284 βˆ’4 Playoff United States Andy Bean
United States Mark Hayes
54,000
1978 Tom Watson (2)  United States 280 βˆ’8 Playoff United States Ben Crenshaw 45,000
1977 Tom Watson  United States 273 βˆ’15 1 stroke England Tony Jacklin 40,000
1976 Ben Crenshaw  United States 281 βˆ’7 2 strokes United States Mike Morley 37,000
1975 Gene Littler  United States 280 βˆ’8 4 strokes United States Hubert Green 37,000
1974 Johnny Miller  United States 208^ βˆ’8 4 strokes United States Grier Jones 27,750
1973 Jack Nicklaus (3)  United States 282 βˆ’6 Playoff United States Raymond Floyd
United States Orville Moody
36,000
1972 Jack Nicklaus (2)  United States 284 βˆ’4 Playoff United States Johnny Miller 28,000
1971 Tom Shaw  United States 278 βˆ’10 2 strokes United States Arnold Palmer 27,000
1970 Bert Yancey  United States 278 βˆ’10 1 stroke United States Jack Nicklaus 25,000
1969 George Archer  United States 283 βˆ’5 1 stroke United States Bob Dickson
United States Dale Douglass
United States Howie Johnson
25,000 [21][22]
1968 Johnny Pott  United States 285 βˆ’3 Playoff United States Billy Casper
Australia Bruce Devlin
16,000 [23][24]
1967 Jack Nicklaus  United States 284 βˆ’4 5 strokes United States Billy Casper 16,000 [25][26]
1966 Don Massengale  United States 283 βˆ’4 1 stroke United States Arnold Palmer 11,000 [27][28]
1965 Bruce Crampton  Australia 284 βˆ’3 3 strokes United States Tony Lema 7,500 [29][30]
1964 Tony Lema  United States 284 βˆ’4 3 strokes United States Gay Brewer
United States Bo Wininger
5,800 [31][32]
1963 Billy Casper (2)  United States 285 βˆ’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 [33][34]
1962 Doug Ford  United States 286 βˆ’2 Playoff United States Joe Campbell 5,300 [35][36]
1961 Bob Rosburg  United States 282 βˆ’6 1 stroke Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo
United States Dave Ragan
5,300 [37][38]
1960 Ken Venturi  United States 286 βˆ’2 3 strokes United States Julius Boros
United States Tommy Jacobs
4,000 [39][40]
1959 Art Wall, Jr.  United States 279 βˆ’9 2 strokes United States Jimmy Demaret
United States Gene Littler
4,000 [41][42]
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
1958 Billy Casper  United States 277 βˆ’11 4 strokes United States Dave Marr 4,000 [43][44]
1957 Jay Hebert  United States 213 βˆ’3 2 strokes United States Cary Middlecoff 2,500 [45][46]
1956 Cary Middlecoff (2)  United States 202 βˆ’14 5 strokes United States Mike Souchak 2,500 [47][48]
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
1955 Cary Middlecoff  United States 209 βˆ’7 4 strokes United States Julius Boros
United States Paul McGuire
2,500 [49][50]
1954 Dutch Harrison (2)  United States 210 βˆ’6 1 stroke United States Jimmy Demaret 2,000 [51][52]
1953 Lloyd Mangrum (2)  United States 204 βˆ’12 4 strokes United States Julius Boros 2,000 [53][54]
Bing Crosby Pro-Am
1952 Jimmy Demaret  United States 145^ +1 2 strokes United States Art Bell 2,000 [55][56]
1951 Byron Nelson  United States 209 βˆ’7 3 strokes United States Cary Middlecoff 2,000 [57][58]
1950 Jack Burke, Jr.
Dave Douglas
Smiley Quick
Sam Snead (4)
 United States 214 βˆ’2 n/a 2,000[a] [59][60]
1949 Ben Hogan  United States 208 βˆ’8 2 strokes Australia Jim Ferrier 2,000 [61][62]
1948 Lloyd Mangrum  United States 205 βˆ’10 5 strokes Canada Stan Leonard 2,000 [63][64]
1947 George Fazio
Ed Furgol
 United States 213 n/a 2,000[b] [65]
1943–46: No tournament due to World War II
1942 Johnny Dawson (a)  United States 133 βˆ’11 3 strokes United States Leland Gibson
United States Lloyd Mangrum
(800)[c] [66][67]
1941 Sam Snead (3)  United States 136 βˆ’8 1 stroke United States Craig Wood 500 [68]
1940 Ed Oliver  United States 135 βˆ’9 3 strokes United States Vic Ghezzi 500 [69]
1939 Dutch Harrison  United States 138 1 stroke United States Byron Nelson
United States Horton Smith
500 [70]
1938 Sam Snead (2)  United States 139 βˆ’5 2 strokes United States Jimmy Hines 500 [71]
1937 Sam Snead  United States 68^ βˆ’4 4 strokes United States George Von Elm 500 [72]

^Weather-shortened
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main source[73]

Multiple winners

Thirteen players have won this tournament more than once through 2019.

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).

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